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Delaware State Police Investigating Carjacking – Claymont


Date Posted: Monday, October 4th, 2021

Claymont – The Delaware State Police are investigating a carjacking that took place in the parking lot of the Food Lion Saturday night.

The incident occurred at approximately 9:40 p.m., Saturday, October 2, 2021, in the parking lot of the Food Lion located at 3609 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. An unknown suspect approached a 73-year-old male sitting inside of his 2020 gray Hyundai Sonata parked in front of the store. The suspect opened the driver side door to the vehicle and demanded the car keys. The victim refused and the suspect began to physically assault the victim. The victim fought back, but was overtaken after two additional suspects entered the front passenger door to the vehicle and pulled the victim out. All three suspects then fled northbound Philadelphia Pike in the stolen vehicle. The victim sustained minor injuries, but refused medical treatment at the scene.

The suspects were described as three thin black males all wearing dark clothing. There are no surveillance images available at this time.

On Sunday, October 3, 2021, the stolen Hyundai was located abandoned in Philadelphia. The vehicle was recovered and transported back to Delaware.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Sergeant Pixley of Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit by calling 302-365-8403. 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: 100421 1456

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