71-Year-Old Sent To Hospital After Grocery Aisle Altercation

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Bear- Delaware State Police are currently investigating the assault of a grocery store customer which occurred last month and are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect, according to Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey Hale.

Hale said the initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at approximately 11:40 a.m., as a 71-year-old male victim was grocery shopping inside of the Shop Rite located at 1101 Governors Place.

It was at this time that the victim was allegedly struck by a shopping cart being pushed by a second male (pictured suspect) as he attempted to pass the victim. The victim turned to look at the person who had struck him, at which point he was allegedly grabbed by him and pushed to the ground, according to Hale.

The suspect then exited the store and fled in an unknown direction. The victim was subsequently transported to the Christiana Hospital where he was treated for his minor injuries and released.

The suspect was described as a white male 35-40 years of age. He was 5’07”-5’09” tall, weighed 240-300 lbs., and had wavy brown hair.

Image Credits: Delaware State Police


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