Teens jump counter, steal cough syrup from Acme

Newark Post - - Police Blotter -

Po­lice are look­ing for two teenagers who stole cough syrup from a gro­cery store phar­macy on Tues­day night.

Ac­cord­ing to Newark Po­lice spokesman Cpl. James Spadola, the theft oc­curred at ap­prox­i­mately 7:10 p.m. when two boys en­tered the phar­macy in­side Acme in the Col­lege Square Shop­ping Cen­ter.

Spadola said one of the teens jumped over the counter into an em­ployee-only area and took ap­prox­i­mately $240 worth of cough syrup. Em­ploy­ees who were nearby shouted at them to stop, but they did not lis­ten and both ran out an emer­gency fire door.

There was no phys­i­cal con­tact be­tween the sus­pects and em­ploy­ees, and no weapons were shown or im­plied, Spadola said.

Acme’s se­cu­rity cam­eras cap­tured the sus­pects walk­ing into the gro­cery store, and po­lice are ask­ing for the public’s help to iden­tify them.

The first sus­pect, who Spadola said jumped over the counter and stole the cough syrup, is de­scribed as a 6-foot-2-inch-tall black male, ap­prox­i­mately 18 years old, weigh­ing 140 pounds with a thin build. He was wear­ing a base­ball-style hat, a black zip-up jacket with white strings, faded black jeans and white sneak­ers.

The sec­ond sus­pect is a 5-foot-3inch-tall black male, ap­prox­i­mately 13 years old, with an av­er­age build. He was wear­ing a dark-col­ored base­ball-style hat, khaki pants and a dark hooded sweat­shirt.

Spadola said the sec­ond sus­pect re­mained in the cus­tomer area dur­ing the theft.

Any­one with ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion about this in­ci­dent or the sus­pects should con­tact Of­fi­cer Ryan Martin at 302-366-7100 ext. 3470 or Ryan. Martin@CJ.State.de.us. You can send an anony­mous text mes­sage tip by tex­ting 302NPD and your mes­sage to TIP411. In­for­ma­tion can also be pro­vided anony­mously to Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the in­ter­net at www.tip­sub­mit.com where a re­ward may be avail­able.

Newark Po­lice are ask­ing for the public’s help to iden­tify th­ese two teenagers who al­legedly stole cough syrup from Acme on Tues­day night.

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