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*Update- Suspect Arrested* Troopers Investigating Shoplifting Turned Robbery – Wilmington

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

Wilmington – The Delaware State Police have arrested 26-year-old Kevin Burton of Wilmington, in connection with a shoplifting turned robbery that took place at the Home Depot in early August.

The incident occurred at approximately 5:20 p.m., Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at the Home Depot, located at 3616 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.

Through investigative leads, troopers identified Kevin Burton as the suspect. On August 23, 2021, Wilmington Police Department officers located Burton who was wanted for robbery on the incident above. Burton was taken into custody without incident and turned over to the Delaware State Police.

Burton was transported to Troop 1 where he was charged with Robbery First Degree (Felony). Burton was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $60,000 cash bond.

Troopers Investigating Shoplifting Turned Robbery – Wilmington

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