Robbery At Macy’s A Family Affair, Kids And Pepper Spray In Tow

Dover Police

On May 5th, 2019 at approximately 1:33 PM, officers responded to Macy’s at the Dover Mall for what was reported as a shoplifting. according to M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer.

Hoffman said upon arrival, officers learned that a male loss prevention employee observed a group of four black female suspects concealing clothing items in several plastic bags.

The suspects. accompanied by two young children, passed all points of purchase ignoring an employee who attempted to contact and retrieve the items, according to Hoffman.

When the employee grabbed one of the bags, two of the female suspects sprayed him with pepper spray, Hoffman said.

All the suspects then fled the area. The use of force (pepper spray) makes this incident a robbery case.

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