Police arrest juvenile shoplifters after struggle.

(Wilmington, De 19808) Yesterday, officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were on an assignment providing security for a “Black Friday” shopping event at the Walmart shopping center on Centerville Road.

At approximately 6:00 p.m., the officers were approached by Walmart staff who reported that they saw three male subjects attempting to steal multiple video games.

The staff members were then able to point them out to the officers.  As the officers approached the subjects they attempted to flee.  When the officers caught up to them an altercation ensued.

After the struggle, the officers were able to arrest two 17-year-old juveniles.

Both juveniles were transported to New Castle County Police Headquarters and one juvenile was charged with two counts of misdemeanor shoplifting, one count of misdemeanor Conspiracy 3rd, and one count of misdemeanor resisting arrest.   He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released to his parent/guardian.

The second juvenile was arrested for one count of misdemeanor Shoplifting and was also arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released to his parent/guardian on $500 unsecured bail.

A third juvenile accompanied these two suspects but was not arrested.

This is an active and ongoing investigation,

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.

Citizens can text a tip anonymously, simply by texting the number 847411 keyword: NCCDE. You can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Police.