Milford Police Investigate a Robbery of Wawa

Update- Suspect Positively Identified 2/8/2017

Released by: Det. John Horsman

Moments after the the video and photographed was released to social media, the Milford Police Department received several tips naming the suspect as Joseph W. Prouse Jr. a 23 year old male, from Milford.  Prouse is homeless and last known to be staying in the Milford area.  The Milford Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Prouse.


Incident #: 51-17-1381                                                  Reported: February 7,  2017 at 11:45pm

Location:  Wawa, N. DuPont Hwy, Milford, DE

Released by: Det. Timothy Maloney


The Milford Police Department is investigating the robbery of Wawa, located on N. DuPont Hwy, Milford, DE,  Investigation revealed that a white male entered the store at approximately 11:45pm and presented the clerk with a note advising that he had a gun and demanded U.S. Currency.  The clerk turned over an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency and fled from the store.  No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.  The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 6’2″-6’3″, thin build, wearing glasses, a gray hoodie and dark colored pants.  Anyone with information in reference to this incident is asked to contact Det. John Horsman Milford Police Department at 302-422-8081, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or


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