Police: Employee Struck By Shoplifting Suspect’s Car In Newark

Newark – On Thursday, February 9, 2017 at approximately 4:27 p.m. Newark Police responded to 100 Suburban Drive, ACME, for a shoplifting/reckless endangering that had just occurred, according to Newark Police Spokesman Lieutenant Fred Nelson.

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Nelson said that a 26-year-old female employee reported that she observed the suspect exit the store with 22 boxes of Red Bull and a bag of popcorn, totaling $107.88, without paying for the items.

The employee confronted the suspect in the parking lot, however, the suspect continued into his vehicle with the stolen items. The employee stood in between the suspect’s vehicle and the open passenger door and was struck as the vehicle backed out of the parking space, according to Nelson. The suspect then left the area. The employee was not injured during the incident.

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The suspect is described as a white male, large build, with brown hair, wearing a button up shirt, black jacket, and jeans. The employee was able to photograph the suspect vehicle as it left the area. It is described as a red Toyota Corolla with a possible MD registration of 7CR0565.

Police ask anyone with additional information to contact Officer Andrew Golden, 302-366-7100 x3484, or [email protected]

Image Credits: Newark Police

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