Police release surveillance photos of suspect in murder of Newport market owner



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Delaware State Police detectives have released surveillance photos of the suspect wanted in the Penn Bantam Market robbery/homicide of Hemantkumar Maganlal Chauhan, 57,  of  Newport. Chauhan died of knife wounds suffered during the robbery. The market is near Route 141 in Newport. 

Detective are  conducting interviews, reviewing video surveillance, attempting to identify the suspect. Detectives have fielded leads and tips generated by initial media coverage, interviewed neighborhood residents, distributed flyers. Detectives are asking the public’s continued help   in identifying the suspect shown in the surveillance photos.

The suspect is described as follows:

– Black male, unknown age, 5 ft., 10 inches to 6 feet tall,  180 lbs, with a muscular build. Last seen wearing black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, royal blue baseball cap, white sneakers, gray scarf covering face to disguise identity, and blue latex gloves.

Anyone with information is  asked to contact 911 or the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit, Detective Mark Ryde at 302-531-5891 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.  Information may also be provided via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com 

An anonymous tip can be sent by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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