On October 9, 2021, at about 1253 hours, Newark Police responded to the Acme store in The Grove (formerly College Square Shopping Center) for a report of a shoplifting. Arriving officers found that two females loaded a shopping cart with merchandise and began to exit the store without paying. An employee told the suspects to stop and one of the suspects threatened to spray the employee with a chemical agent, while pointing it at the employee. The suspects fled on foot northbound. The victim employee was not injured.
The suspects are described as two black females, between 25-35 years of age and 5’5″ tall. One suspect had long braids and was wearing a gray and black leopard or zebra sweatshirt and gray sweatpants. She was armed with the chemical agent. The other suspect was wearing dark sweatpants and a dark sweatshirt.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Officer P. Klein at (302) 366-7100 x. 3480 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.