Shoplifting Turned Robbery In Suburban Plaza

On May 15, 2020, at about 1523 hours, Newark Police were dispatched to the Home Depot store in Suburban Plaza for a report of a shoplifting.  A store employee reported that the suspect was carrying merchandise under his arm and attempted to leave through an “entrance only” door by trying to force the door open.  As the male employee approached the suspect to ask to see his receipt, the suspect displayed a knife and fled on foot through the parking lot to a black pick-up truck.  The employee was not injured.

The suspect is described as a white male, 25-30 years of age and wearing a red shirt, blue jeans and glasses.  The suspect has a visible tattoo on his left hand.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. W. Anderson at (302) 366-7100 x. 3469 or  Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.