Wine and Spirits Liquor Store (Pelican Square Shopping Center), Coastal Highway and Postal Lane, Lewes, DE
Date of Occurrence:
Friday, October 21, 2011 at 9:00 p.m.
Lewes-The Delaware State Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit responded to the Pelican Square Shopping Center in Lewes last evening for the report of a suspicious briefcase.
On Friday, October 21, 2011 at approximately 9:00 p.m. Troopers responded to the Wine and Spirits Liquor Store after employees became concerned after discovering a suspicious briefcase that had been left inside the store unattended. Responding Troopers immediately evacuated the store and the adjoining Super Fresh Supermarket as a precaution and notified the DSP EOD Unit.
The Delaware State Police EOD Unit responded and examined the briefcase and determined it to be non explosive, containing papers and business forms, calculator, USB cords and office stationary items. The scene was declared safe at 1:00 a.m. with all units clearing.
“Troopers take this opportunity to encourage the public to become involved in the national “See Something, Say Something” Campaign. The effort urges the public to contact police if they see any suspicious activity or anything out of the ordinary, and assist by becoming force multipliers, acting as the eyes and ears for the Delaware State Police in combating terrorism.
The public can report suspicious activity by contacting Delaware’s Anti-Terrorism Tipline 1-800-FORCE-12 (1-800-367-2312) 24 hours a day, seven days a week.