Delaware State police say that an unidentified man entered a Rehoboth Beach area sandwich shop claiming to have "AIDS" and brandishing a hypodermic needle he said was filled with the HIV virus.
The employee said that the man threatened to stick him with the needle unless he handed over the cash from the register.
The robber ultimately ran off with an undisclosed amount of cash and the police are searching for the suspect described as a white male, 5 feet 8 inches in height and approximately 25-years-old.
He's believed to have reddish hair, a goatee and has a piercing through his bottom lip.
Rehoboth Beach is about two hours south of Wilmington, Del.