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Suspect Arrested in Lowe’s Burglary

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Incident Number: 50-21-39269

Date/Time:  Saturday, December 25th, 2021 at 10:20 a.m.

Location: Lowe’s, 1450 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us


The Dover Police Department arrested a burglary suspect inside of Lowe’s on the morning of December 25th. Officers responded to the store for an alarm at 10:20 a.m. and located an open door and began to clear the building, which was closed to the public at the time. While checking inside the business, officers located Christopher Honaker (44). Honaker was taken into custody without incident. During the investigation, officers learned that Honaker had entered the business through the garden section and used a shovel to pry open a set of glass doors. Honaker then made multiple trips, pushing carts of merchandise to an apartment in the Cedar Chase apartment complex. All of the merchandise was recovered and returned to Lowe’s. Honaker was charged with the following offenses:
-Burglary 3rd Degree
-Theft over $1500
-Criminal Mischief
-Resisting Arrest

A mugshot and bond information was not available at the time of release.

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