Police investigating robbery at Rehoboth outlet store

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – Delaware State Police are investigating a robbery that happened at the outlets in Rehoboth Beach Monday afternoon.

According to police, an unknown male entered the Fragrance Hut, located at 35016 Midway Outlet Drive, at around 2:40 p.m. The suspect reportedly grabbed numerous bottles of cologne and began leaving the store without paying for the items. When approached by the store employee, the suspect confronted the victim with a can of pepper spray. The suspect then fled the scene in a blue Kia Optima and was last seen traveling towards Bethany Beach.

Officers with the Bethany Beach Police Department tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver failed to stop. A brief pursuit ensued but was discontinued due to traffic conditions.

No one was injured in the incident, and the suspect remains at large. The suspect is described as a male, approximately 6’0″ to 6’2″ tall, with a thin build. There are no surveillance images at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper First Class T. Bennett by calling 302-703-3305 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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