Suspect wanted after reportedly robbing liquor store clerk at gunpoint in Blades

BLADES, Del. - An armed robbery is under investigation, after police say that a man took cash from a liquor store, in Blades, on Tuesday evening.

According to Delaware State Police, at 9:35 PM on Tuesday, a suspect went into Concord Liquor Store on Concord Road, armed with a handgun. The suspect then allegedly demanded money from the store clerk.

The suspect reportedly discharged his weapon narrowly missing the clerk. The store clerk turned over cash before the suspect fled in a dark colored passenger vehicle. Investigators say that the suspect went into the business about ten minutes before the robbery and made a purchase.

Troopers were able to identify 30-year-old James Finney, of Seaford as the suspect. Finney is described as a black man with a beard. 5'11" tall, 187 lbs., wearing a light colored long sleeve shirt, dark colored sweatpants and armed with a handgun.

Warrants for the arrest of Finney charging him with first degree robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, aggravated menacing, first degree reckless endangering and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited have been obtained. The store clerk was not injured as a result.

The case is still under investigation. Troopers have not been able to find Finney. Anyone with information is asked to call Troop Four Major Crimes Unit, Detective D. Cathell at 302-752-3793.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet.

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