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Newark Police Say These Two Are Distracting Shoppers While They Steal From Them

Just after 2:00, on Saturday afternoon, December 8, 2018, a woman approached a shopper at the ACME located at 100 Suburban Plaza in Newark.

The woman engaged another woman in a conversation. Police say while the two were talking a man stood behind them. A short time later, the man removed the victim’s purse and wallet from the victim’s shopping cart and exited the store, according to police.

The woman suspect exited the store a short time later. Both suspects entered a silver sedan and fled the area.

The suspects are a white female in a Dallas Cowboys sweatshirt and a white male with a white beard.

Officials said that the suspects have committed similar crimes in New Castle County.

Anyone with information as to the identity of these suspects is asked to contact Officer Roberts at or (302) 366-7100 ext. 3493.

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