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Teen Arrested with Handgun During Shoplifting Incident

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Incident Number: 50-22-1764

Date/Time:  Monday, January 17th, 2022 at 1:06 p.m.

Location: Redner’s 25 Greentree Drive, 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 15-year-old male during a shoplifting investigation who was in possession of a handgun. Officers responded to Redner’s located at 25 Greentree Drive for a report of a shoplifting where a loss prevention employee had a 15-year-old male and a 13-year-old male in custody for attempting to steal from the store. When an arriving officer patted down the suspects, a handgun was located in the 15-year-old’s jacket pocket. Both suspects were arrested by Dover Police without incident.

The 15-year-old male was charged with the following offenses:
-Shoplifting Under $1,500
-Conspiracy 3rd Degree
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (juvenile)

The 13-year-old male was charged with:
-Shoplifting Under $1,500
-Conspiracy 3rd Degree

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