Police: Suspects Who Pepper-Sprayed Employees Sought In Robbery

Newark– The Delaware State Police are attempting to identify two suspects involved in a shoplifting turned robbery, which occurred at the Home Depot yesterday afternoon, according to Public Information Officer, Corporal Amina Ali.

Ali said on December 15th, 2021, at approximately 3:15 p.m., a male suspect, and a female suspect entered the Home Depot located at 1301 Churchmans Road and removed multiple home camera systems from the shelves. As the pair attempted to exit the store without paying for the merchandise two loss prevention employees attempted to stop them, according to Ali. Both suspects resisted and pepper-sprayed the employees. One of the employees was sprayed in the chest and did not sustain any injuries. The other employee was sprayed in the face and was treated by EMS. The suspects fled the scene in an older model white SUV with dark tinted windows in an unknown direction.

The male suspect is described as a black male, heavy build, approximately 40-years of age, approximately 5’9″ wearing dark-colored clothing, and a mask.

The female suspect is described as a black female, heavy build, approximately 40-years of age, approximately 5’4″, wearing a dark-colored jacket, white shirt, dark pants, and a mask.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or suspects should contact Corporal Santangelo with the Delaware State Police Troop 6 by calling 302-633-5000.

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