Woman suffers minor injuries during Total Wine carjacking incident

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Police say the victim refused to cooperate with the suspect’s demands prompting one of the suspects to threaten the use of a gun if she didn’t comply.

CLAYMONT (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: A 56-year-old female sustained minor injuries but refused medical treatment after being pulled from her car at a Naamans Road Total Wine during a carjacking Saturday night police say.

Delaware State Police are investigating the carjacking that occurred at approximately 8:20 p.m., Saturday, October 16, 2021, in the parking lot in front of Total Wine, located at 691 Naamans Road.

According to police, two male suspects approached the 56-year-old female as she sat in the front passenger seat of her 2016 BMW X3 with the ignition running and lights on. One of the suspects then opened the passenger door and demanded her vehicle while the other suspect opened the drivers door.

Police say the victim refused to cooperate with the suspect’s demands prompting one of the suspects to threaten the use of a gun if she didn’t comply. The female victim was then pulled from the car police said causing her to fall to the ground. As she fell to the ground she sustained minor injuries but refused medical treatment on scene police added.

Police said the suspects then fled in the BMW in an unknown direction. They were described as two black males, approximately 20-25 years old, both wearing dark clothing. There are no surveillance images available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective T. Dukes of Troop 2 by calling 302-365-8412. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

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 debra.reed@state.de.us.

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