Acme clerk’s scream sends robber running in Bear

Acme grocery store in Bear (Photo: Google maps)
Acme grocery store in Bear (Photo: Google maps)

BEAR, DELAWARE (2/23/2015) A clerk’s scream at the Acme in Bear ended a robbery attempt, state police say.

The incident happened about 6:10 a.m. Friday at the store in the Fox Run Shopping Center at U.S. 40 and Route 72.

The robber approached the customer service counter, asking to make a purchase, police said. When the clerk, a 54-year-old woman, went behind the counter, the man followed.

He then demanded she open the cash register, but fled the store empty-handed when the clerk screamed, Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said,

The woman was not hurt.

Hale said the robber was described as black, 6 feet tall and with thin build. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and had a dark scarf covering his face.

Anyone with information is asked to contact troopers at 302-834-2630.

Tips also may be submitted anonymously through Delaware Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards, at 800-847.3333 or