Employee Tried To Confront Shoplifting Suspect In The Parking Lot. That Is When The Gun Came Out.

Source: Delaware State Police; MEGA

Aug. 15 2022, Published 3:04 p.m. ET

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An employee tried to stop someone in a parking lot who did not make a purchase, and that is when the gun came out, police said.

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Around 2 a.m. on Aug. 13, the Delaware State Police responded to a Royal Farms in Newark, Delaware, for a reported robbery.

Investigators determined that Asmar Wilks, 29, had made a purchase but didn’t pay for a second item.

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An employee saw the incident and tried to stop Wilks from leaving the store, police said. An argument started in the parking lot, and Wilks got into his car.

He then reversed in the direction of the employee, police said. The victim was not hit by the car but knocked on top of it.

Wilks then got out of the vehicle and brandished a handgun before leaving the area.

Hours later, Wilks turned himself in to police and was charged with aggravated menacing, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and shoplifting. He was released on $10,100 bond.


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