Shoplifters steal body wash, shrimp from Suburban Plaza store
Two shoplifters stole body wash and shrimp from the Acme in Suburban Plaza on Monday afternoon, police reported.
The first theft happened at 1:30 p.m. when a man entered the store, hid several bottles of Dove Body Wash under his coat and left without paying, according to Sgt. Gerald Bryda, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department.
As store employees watched on surveillance cameras, the man returned a short time later and stole more body wash.
Approximately an hour later, another man entered the store, loaded a shopping basket with five packages of shrimp worth a total of $90 and left, Bryda said. Store employees yelled for him to stop, but he did not comply.
The first suspect is described as a middle-aged white man wearing a brown coat and a black knit hat. The second suspect is a white man, 25 to 35 years old, with dark hair, a beard and wearing a dark hooded jacket and jeans. He drove away in a silver sedan.
Anyone with information about the thefts should contact Officer Casey Rivers at CRivers@newark.de.us or 302-366-7100 ext. 3479. 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.
Police believe this man stole shrimp from the Acme in Suburban Plaza.