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Troopers Investigating Attempted Carjacking – Wilmington


Date Posted: Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Wilmington – The Delaware State Police are investigating an attempted carjacking that took place in the parking lot of the Acme yesterday afternoon.

The incident occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 21, 2021, in the parking lot of the Acme located at 1901 Concord Pike, Wilmington. A 68-year-old female victim placed groceries into her vehicle and walked to put her shopping cart away. Upon returning to her vehicle there was a male suspect standing waiting for her and asked for her car keys. The victim attempted to walk away, but the suspect approached her again and demanded the keys. The victim began screaming and ran back to her vehicle. The victim was able to drive off without being injured. The suspect then entered an unknown dark colored vehicle and fled the scene.

The suspect was described as a black male approximately 5’5”-5’10” tall, 180-200 lbs. There are no surveillance images available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det. Kirchenbauer of Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit by calling 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, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell

Released: 092221 1025

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