Shoplifter Strikes 3 People While Making Escape From Delaware Supermarket

Delaware State Police Car Newport

A shoplifting suspect making his escape struck three people outside a Delaware supermarket Friday afternoon, according to Delaware State Police.

The incident played out at the ShopRite store at 1st State Plaza along the 1600 block of W Newport Pike in Wilmington, New Castle County around 2:30 p.m.

A store employee witnessed a shoplifting in progress. As store employees confronted the suspect, he darted out of the store and into his parked car, said police.


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Once in the car, the man struck three people, injuring two, as he sped off, police said.

The injured victims were rushed to Christiana Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead minutes after the crash, you could see a state police cruiser responding to the shopping center.

State police sorted through clues as they worked on a description of the suspect.

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