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Troopers: Farmers Market Employees Take Down Robber, Second Suspect Sought

Wilmington- The Delaware State Police are investigating a robbery that occurred midday on Sunday at the 7 Days Farmers Market in Wilmington, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said the incident occurred Sunday, December 29, 2019, at approximately 11:55 am, when Troopers were dispatched to the 7 Days Farmers Market located at 3901 Lancaster Pike in Wilmington for a report of a shoplifting in progress.

Two suspects filled a shopping cart with merchandise and attempted to exit the store without paying. The manager of the store confronted the suspects at which time one suspect, described as a white male, fled the scene. The second suspect, identified as 31-year-old Barry Miller of Wilmington, began arguing with the manager.

Miller then reentered the store and began filling up a basket of merchandise and attempted to exit the store a second time, according to Hatchell. The manager confronted the suspect again, and a Barry began assaulting the manager. A 27-year-old employee assisted the manager in detaining Miller but was spit on during the incident.

Upon Trooper’s arrival, they immediately took Miller into custody.

The manager of the business, a 58-year-old victim sustained non-life threatening injuries to his head, neck, and extremities.

Miller was transported to Troop 1 where he was charged with the following:

Robbery Second Degree
Conspiracy Second Degree
Offensive Touching

He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $2550.00 secured bond and ordered to have no contact with the victims.

The other suspect, who is pictured on the right, was described as a white male with red hair wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the wanted suspect is encouraged to contact TFC. Boyda at Troop 1 by calling 302-761-6677


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