Shoplifting Escalates to Robbery After Suspect Assaults Target Employee 8-15-14
Incident #: 50-14-21354 Date/Time: Thursday, August 14th, 2014 at 9:35PM
Location: Target, 148 John Hunn Brown Road, Dover, DE
A Dover woman was charged with robbery and resisting arrest among other charges after stealing clothing items from the Dover target on Thursday night. At approximately 9:35PM, officers responded to Target for a shoplifter that had assaulted a Target employee. The investigation revealed that the suspect, Sonia Scott (36), concealed numerous clothing items in her purse and attempted to flee the store without purchasing the items. When confronted by an employee, Scott shoved the employee numerous times, also causing minor lacerations to the victims arm and then fled the area. Officers searching the area, found Scott in the area of Capital Green. When officers attempted to take Scott into custody she resisted their efforts to take her into custody, but was arrested after a brief struggle with the officers. During a search of the suspect, officers discovered a claw hammer hidden in the small of Scott’s back. Scott was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7 and is currently held on $6,500 secured bail at Baylor Women’s Correctional Facility.
Officer Releasing Information: Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer