Attempted Carjacking Of Elderly Woman In ACME Parking Lot

The Delaware State Police are investigating an attempted carjacking that took place in the parking lot of the Acme yesterday afternoon, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said the incident occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 21, 2021, in the parking lot of the Acme located at 1901 Concord Pike in Wilmington. A 68-year-old woman placed groceries into her vehicle and walked to put her shopping cart away. Upon returning to her vehicle there was a man described as a black male approximately 5’5”-5’10” tall, 180-200 lbs standing waiting for her and asked for her car keys.

The victim attempted to walk away, but the suspect approached her again and demanded the keys. The victim began screaming and ran back to her vehicle. The victim was able to drive off without being injured. The suspect then entered an unknown dark-colored vehicle and fled the scene.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det. Kirchenbauer of Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit by calling 302-365-8566.

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