Cop at the right place, at the right time, takes robbery suspect in custody

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A Cop that was in the right place, at the right time, was able to capture an attempted robbery suspect near Belvedere Tuesday afternoon.

WILMINGTON (DE) DIGITAL STAFF: Delaware State Police say they have arrested  57-year-old Harold Scott of Wilmington, after he was turned over by a New Castle County Police patrolman following an attempted robbery.

Police say on Tuesday July 13, 2021 just before 12:30 p.m., Scott entered the Abarrotes 7 Hermanos grocery store located at 2305 West Newport Pike, and approached the sales counter.

Photo Submitted | Harold Scott of Wilmington

At the counter, Scott implied he had a weapon to an employee and demanded all the money police said. Police say, the victim did not cooperate with demands, so the suspect fled on foot.

After fleeing the store, Scott was apprehended by a New Castle County Police officer who was in the area at the time. He was taken into custody without incident and turned back over to troopers.

Delaware State Police say no one was injured during the incident.

Scott was then transported to Troop 2 where he was charged with Attempted Robbery 1st Degree (Felony). Scott was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $50,000 secured bond.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at


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