Burglary at Hockers Grocery- suspect arrested

Superintendent Colonel Robert M. Coupe

Presented by Public Information Officer Cpl/1 Jaime Dorsey-Sterner
P.O. Box 430| Dover, DE 19903

DSP News Release: August 28, 2009

Location: 34960 Atlantic Avenue Clarksville

Date of Occurrence: August 27th, 2009

Suspect(s): Harry J Marker III, age 22 of Bethany Beach

Resume: On August 27th, 2009 at 11:59 PM, troopers were dispatched to Hocker’s Grocery and Deli for a burglar alarm.

When troopers arrived on scene, they discovered a side door was open. Troopers checked the interior and determined a suspect had attempted to make entry into a locked office. The office door and glass window had sustained damage during the break-in attempt.

A surveillance video showed a shirtless tattooed white male had forced his way into the building with a disguise partially covering his face. Employees who viewed the video were able to identify the suspect as a new employee of the store.

Troopers then responded to Marker’s residence and made contact with him. Marker was wearing the same clothing as seen on the store video surveillance. Subsequently Marker was arrested for Burglary 3rd, Wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, attempted theft, and criminal mischief. Marker was committed to SCI, after failing to post bond.