Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Wilmington (19808) – Delaware State Police detectives are investigating a carjacking, in which two children were occupants of the stolen vehicle.
The incident occurred at approximately 5:05 p.m., Thursday, January 4, 2018, at the Wawa located at 2030 Limestone Road, Wilmington. A 25 year old Elsmere woman left her 2009 Chevrolet Malibu, which was occupied by her 1 and 5 year old children, in the parking lot as she entered the store to make a purchase. When she returned to the lot approximately five minutes later she discovered the vehicle was gone.
The Chevrolet was located in a nearby neighborhood, approximately five minutes after being taken, by a passerby who observed a white male suspect abandon the vehicle in the driveway of residence. Both children were located along with the vehicle and were not injured as a result of the incident.
The suspect, who was able to flee on foot, was described as a white male, 40 years of age, wearing a tan jacket, white knit hat and dark colored pants.
No surveillance photos are available at this time.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective C. Hevelow of the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 302-365-8566. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin
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