Suspect Charged for Wawa Burglary in New Castle

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NEW CASTLE, DE – Police in New Castle arrested a man for breaking into and robbing a Wawa store on North Dupont Highway Wednesday night.

The Delaware State Police reported at approximately 3:21 a.m., that troopers responded to Wawa, located at 4000 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, for a reported burglary.

“The investigation determined a male suspect forced entry into the convenience store through a window and removed over $900 in various tobacco products,” police reported. “The suspect then fled the scene on foot. A responding trooper observed a subject matching the description of the suspect walking through the parking lot of the Wawa carrying two shopping bags.”

Upon making contact with the subject, police said he took off running on foot.

“A short foot pursuit ensued but troopers successfully took the suspect into custody without incident. Troopers recovered all of the stolen tobacco products from the two shopping bags the suspect, identified as Richard Lewis III had in his possession,” the agency said.