Owner Apprehends Thief Stealing from Vehicle

Posted on  11/26/2013 5:22 pm


  • 1900 block West 9th Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Sunday, November 24, 2013, at approximately 4:49 p.m.


  • 25 year old male, Wilmington, Delaware


  • 14 year old male, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Robbery 2nd
    • Assault 3rd


A 14 year old Wilmington male was charged with robbery and assault after he was caught stealing from a car by the owner.

An investigation indicates that on November 24, at approximately 4:49 p.m., the 25 year old victim parked his vehicle in the 1900 block of West 9th Street and began unloading groceries. While inside his house he heard his dogs begin barking and he came outside to find the 14 year old defendant removing property his vehicle. The victim chased the defendant for several blocks and was able to apprehend him. The defendant kicked and bit the victim but was taken into custody when police arrived on scene.

The victim was treated at St. Francis Hospital for his injuries. The defendant was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 20 and committed to New Castle County Detention Center in lieu of $6,000 secured bond.