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Troopers Investigating Shoplifting Turned Robbery – Claymont

Date Posted: Monday, September 27th, 2021

Claymont – The Delaware State Police are investigating a shoplifting turned robbery that occurred at the Home Depot late Sunday morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 11:50 a.m., Sunday, August 26, 2021, at the Home Depot located at 601 Naamans Rd., Claymont. The investigation determined an unknown suspect attempted to exit the business without paying for large merchandise. A 20-year-old female employee confronted the suspect who subsequently displayed a knife at the victim. The suspect exited the store with the stolen merchandise and returned to a blue sedan parked within the Home Depot parking lot and fled the scene. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 40 years of age, 5’6” tall, 150-160 lbs., wearing a dark colored shirt, gray shorts and black sneakers.

No surveillance images are available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Corporal Desiderio of Troop 1 at 302-761-6677. 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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Released: 092721 0800


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