Date/Time: Sunday, May 5th, 2019 at 1:33PM
Location: Macy’s, 1365 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
On May 5th, 2019 at approximately 1:33PM, officers responded to Macy’s at the Dover Mall for what was reported as a shoplifting. 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 were accompanies by two young children. The employee attempted to contact and retrieve the items once the suspects passed all points of purchase. When the employee grabbed one of the bags, two of the female suspects sprayed him with pepper spray. All the suspects then fled the area. The use of force (pepper spray) makes this incident a robbery case.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.