Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Claymont, DE – The Delaware State Police have arrested Cornelius Foster, 52, of Chester PA, in connection with a purse snatching that took place in the parking lot of the Tri-State Mall in mid-August.
The incident occurred at approximately 4:29 p.m. on Monday August 13, 2018, when a 92-year-old female victim was walking through the parking lot of the Save-A-Lot Grocery Store located at 401 Naamans Road, Claymont. Foster approached her from behind, shoved her and grabbed her purse, before fleeing in an awaiting white, Chrysler 300.
Through a variety of investigative leads and measures Foster was found to have used the victim’s credit card in Pennsylvania which led to him being positively identified. Foster was taken in to custody at his Chester, PA home without incident, subsequently waived extradition back to Delaware and was transported to Troop 2, where he was charged with one count each of Robbery 1st Degree and Conspiracy 2nd Degree. Foster was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #2 and then committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $62,000.00 secured bail.
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