Troopers Investigating Shoplifting Turned Robbery – Wilmington

Wilmington – The Delaware State Police are investigating a shoplifting turned robbery that occurred at the Home Depot on Tuesday evening.

The incident occurred at approximately 5:20 p.m., Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at the Home Depot, located at 3600 Miller Rd., Wilmington. While inside of the store a male suspect removed a drill set from its packaging and exited without paying. The suspect was confronted by a 29-year-old male employee who attempted to stop him. To avoid apprehension, the suspect displayed a handgun towards the employee and threatened him. The suspect then fled on foot behind the rear of the business. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 25-30 years of age, 6’0” tall, wearing a dark colored shirt, jeans and a face covering.

No surveillance images are available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Dukes of the Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit at 302-365-8412. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell

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