Suspect sought after liquor store armed robbery

James M. Finney

BLADES — A 30-year-old Seaford man was sought after investigation into an armed robbery of a liquor store Tuesday night, the Delaware State Police said.

According to authorities, the incident occurred at approximately 9:35 p.m. at the Concord Liquor Store at 8774 Concord Road. A suspect entered the business armed with a handgun and demanded money from the store clerk. The suspect discharged his weapon narrowly missing the clerk, police said.
The store clerk, who police said was uninjured, turned over an undisclosed amount of cash prior to the suspect fleeing the scene in a dark colored passenger vehicle.

Further investigation revealed that a suspect – later identified as James M. Finney – had allegedly entered the business approximately 10 minutes prior to the robbery and made a purchase, police said.

Mr. Finney was described as a 5-foot-11, 187-pound black male with a beard, wearing a light colored long sleeve shirt, dark colored sweatpants, and armed with a handgun.

Pending charges included 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.

Police asked anyone with information on Mr. Finney’s whereabouts to contact Troop 4 Major Crimes Unit Detective D. Cathell at 752-3793. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online at

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