Troopers: Carjacker Takes Car With Two Children Inside Near Stanton


Stanton -Delaware State Police detectives are investigating a carjacking, in which two children were occupants of the stolen vehicle, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the incident occurred at approximately 5:05 p.m., Thursday, January 4, 2018, at the Wawa located at 2030 Limestone Road, Wilmington. A 25-year-old Elsmere woman left her 2009 Chevrolet Malibu, which was occupied by her 1 and 5-year-old children, in the parking lot as she entered the store to make a purchase. When she returned to the lot approximately five minutes later she discovered the vehicle was gone.

The Chevrolet was located in a nearby neighborhood, approximately five minutes after being taken, by a passerby who observed a white male suspect abandon the vehicle in the driveway of residence. Both children were located along with the vehicle and were not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect, who was able to flee on foot, was described as a white male, 40 years of age, wearing a tan jacket, white knit hat and dark colored pants.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective C. Hevelow of the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 302-365-8566. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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