Shoplifter tries to escape in mall security SUV

Simple shoplifting leads to pursuit with robber stealing mall security vehicle


NEWARK, Del. -- State police said a man stole more than $300 in merchandise from stores at Christiana Mall and fled in a mall security SUV as guards closed in on him. Police said the man took $250 in clothes from Macy's and a $50 bottle of cologne from Abercrombie & Fitch on Friday afternoon. When mall security chased him, the man drove away in a Ford Escape used by mall security.

However, police said the man ditched the SUV and ran back into Macy's, where he was found hiding under a pile of towels in the linens department's storage room.

The man was charged with burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, two counts of shoplifting, trespass and drug charges.

The man held at the Howard Young Correctional Institute in lieu of $6,100 bond. He was also ordered not to return to the mall.


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