The Delaware State Police are investigating multiple thefts from Walmart stores in the Wilmington and New Castle areas and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect, according to Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz.
Bratz said over the course of February 2019 the pictured suspect has continually returned to the Walmart store located at 1251 Centerville Road, Price’s Corner, Wilmington and cuts the chain to an enclosed gated storage facility and removed new and used vehicle batteries. There have also been reports of the same subject stealing car batteries from the Walmart store located on Wilton Boulevard, New Castle in the same manner, said Bratz. These incidents have happened for some time going back to the beginning of 2019 and into 2018. The suspect reportedly returned to Walmart during the afternoon hours and commits the thefts by the Garden Center, added Bratz.
The suspect is described as a black male wearing dark pant, a blue jacket, black hooded sweatshirt underneath, and gray gloves. The suspect will be charged with multiple counts of Thefts, Criminal Mischief, and Trespassing.
The suspect vehicle is a 2000’s model white Ford F-150 crew cab FX4 Off-Road Edition with a sunroof and missing front right hubcap.
Anyone with information regarding the identity or whereabouts of the suspect are asked to contact Detective M. Fiore of the Troop 6 Retail Theft Unit at 302-633-3821.