Locked in liquor store robbery suspect surrenders as canine officer Thor awaited command to enter business


A Middletown robbery suspect surrendered to Delaware State Police after fleeing employees locked him in the liquor store and a canine officer stood by.

According to troopers, the incident began around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, when Keith A. Turner Jr., 36,  entered the Rambleton Acres Liquor Store,  135 Christiana Road in the  New Castle area. He reportedly carried a large butcher knife.

Turner confronted a store clerk and demanded money. Along with another store employee, the clerk ran out of the business and locked the door.

According to troopers,  Once the two store clerks were outside, Turner, who was now locked in, removed an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register. He then attempted to leave the business by throwing a metal shopping cart at the front door and then trying to flee via a rear bathroom window that turned out to be too small.

With New Castle County Police Department’s K9 Unit’s Thor on hand, Turner was asked to exit the building, or the canine officer would be released. Turner surrendered without incident.

Turner was arraigned and taken to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $127,100.00 cash bond. (See video below).


Facebook Comments