Detectives with the Delaware State Police Criminal Investigations Unit are asking the public’s assistance to identify a male subject involved in shoplifting a guitar from a local store.
The incident took place at approximately 5:53 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Earle Teat Music store at 3098 N. DuPont Highway, said police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.
The man came into the store and began looking at guitars on the wall, Fournier said. As the store employee was tending to another customer, the man took a Gibson electric guitar from the wall and fled the store, sounding off the front door alarm. As the employee ran to the door, he saw the man driving away in a white in color SUV, northbound on U.S. Route 13.
The guitar is valued at approximately $1,500, Fournier said.
The suspect is described as a white man standing 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 6 inches in height, wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans. No other description was provided.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Det. P. Surowiec at (302) 741-2814 or by using the DSP Mobile Crime Tip application, which can be downloaded at www.delaware.gov/apps. Information also may be provided through Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333, via the Internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) by using the keyword “DSP.”