Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Wilmington (19810) – The Delaware State Police are investigating a carjacking which occurred yesterday afternoon at a local area supermarket.
The incident occurred at approximately 3:12 p.m.; Monday, April 16, 2018 in the parking lot of the Acme Grocery Store located at 2098 Naamans Road, Wilmington. The victim, an 84 year old male of Wilmington, parked his vehicle and entered the store to purchase groceries. After leaving the Acme the victim left his grocery cart on the sidewalk near the entrance/exit to the store. As the victim walked to his car he was approached by a white male wearing a dark hooded jacket who asked him for money. After speaking with the male subject, the victim drove up to the store to load his groceries. As he loaded the groceries the suspect entered the vehicle locked the doors and fled through the parking lot.
Investigative measures were used to locate the vehicle traveling on I-95 south in the area of Philadelphia. In coordination with the Delaware State Police, the Pennsylvania State Police were able to stop the vehicle on route 452North and placed the suspect into custody without incident.
The suspect, identified as Sean E. Haines 46 of Wilmington, was arraigned in Pennsylvania and committed to the Delaware County Prison in Pennsylvania on $50,000.00 cash bond and is awaiting extradition back to Delaware. Sean E. Haines currently has active warrants for Car Jacking 1st Degree in the state of Delaware. Please contact the Pennsylvania State Police for any questions at 610-558-7074.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Cpl. R. Cassidy of Troop 1 at 302-660-4290. 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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