Troopers: Suspect Involved In Home Depot Pepper Spray Robbery In Custody

Newark– The Delaware State Police have arrested one suspect in connection with a shoplifting incident that turned into a robbery after a Home Depot employee was sprayed with pepper spray, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred at approximately 9:52 a.m., Monday, October 8, 2018, at the Home Depot, located at 1301 Churchman’s Rd., Newark, when an employee observed a group of known shoplifters in the store. The group which consists of two males and one female have been tied to multiple shoplifting incidents that have taken place at Home Depot locations in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Jenkins

Through investigative measures, one suspect was identified as 34-year old Dayshawn A. Jenkins from Bronx, NY. On November 29, 2018, Jenkins was extradited back to Delaware from the State of New Jersey and charged with Robbery First Degree, Conspiracy Second Degree.

Jenkins was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $62,000.00 cash only bond.

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Newark – The Delaware State Police are investigating a shoplifting incident that turned into a robbery after a Home Depot employee was sprayed with pepper spray by a fleeing suspect, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the incident occurred at approximately 9:52 a.m., Monday, October 8, 2018, at the Home Depot, located at 1301 Churchman’s Road., Newark, when an employee observed a group of known shoplifters in the store. The group which consists of two males and one female have been tied to multiple shoplifting incidents that have taken place at Home Depot locations in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, according to Austin.

The group had loaded a large number of power tools into two separate shopping carts and proceeded to exit the store without rendering payment, said Austin. The employee followed the group into the parking lot to an awaiting Honda CRV with New York tags, at which time the female suspect sprayed him with pepper spray. The suspects were able to make off with the contents of one of the shopping carts but left the second behind, according to Austin.

Anyone who may know the identity or whereabouts of the pictured suspects is asked to contact Cpl. M. Fiore at Troop 6 by calling 302-633-5000.

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