The Delaware State Police are investigating an attempted robbery of a business in Lincoln that resulted in the store owner being assaulted, said police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.

The Delaware State Police are investigating an attempted robbery of a business in Lincoln that resulted in the store owner being assaulted, said police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.
Police said the incident took place around 6:05 p.m. when the 58-year-old male store owner exited Kings Market, located at 20639 Fleatown Road, to make a check of the parking lot.
Upon exiting, he was approached by two males with masks over their faces. One of the suspects immediately struck him in the head with an unknown type handgun, knocking him to the ground, police said.
The store owner was then struck again in the face by the suspect who demanded money from the store. As the two suspects began dragging the victim into the business, they saw his son approaching from inside and immediately released him and fled south on Cubbage Pond Road.
No money or other items were removed from the store by the suspects. The store owner received minor injuries but refused medical treatment on the scene.
The two suspects are described as black males, 5-feet-7 to 5-feet-9 tall, wearing masks over their faces. There was no other physical or clothing description available. No surveillance photos are available.
If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Det. K. Archer at 302-752-3791.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”