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Delaware State Police

Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Seek Assistance in Identifying Shoplifting Suspect

Date Posted: Sunday, June 12th, 2016

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Lewes, DE– Delaware State Police are currently investigating a shoplifting incident which occurred at a Lewes area Wawa and are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect.

The incident occurred at approximately 1:39 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2016, as the pictured male suspect entered the Wawa located at 17663 Dartmouth Drive, Lewes. The suspect then obtained two cartons of Newport cigarettes and exited the store without paying for them. He was then seen entering a white Chevrolet Cobalt before fleeing in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a white male. He was 5’08”-5’10” tall, weighed 160-170 lbs., had brown hair, and was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, tan pants, and a black baseball cap.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Trooper Chase Petrella at 302-644-5020. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

Released: 061216 1500



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