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Man Assaulted, Robbed in Movie Theater Parking Lot

Posted by David Charney on May 4, 2015

A Delaware man was carjacked and robbed in a movie theater parking lot last month.

After the movie, the man walked in an isolated and dark parking lot, exposing himself to a threatening reality. Criminals took advantage to assault the victim.

The shopping center property lacked any type of security. The 19-year-old movie-goer and victim had to be transported by emergency medical services to a local hospital. His injuries were serious enough to warrant medical treatment; fortunately, they weren’t life-threatening.

At the time of the assault, the crime victim was entering his car that was parked at the movie theater parking lot. Two men exited another car in the same lot and approached the victim. One of the men was armed with a handgun. The suspects ordered the victim out of his car, robbed and assaulted him.

Then one of the men sped off in the victim’s car, a gold 2003 Chrysler Town and Country. The second suspect re-entered his own car and similarly fled the scene.

The police only had a generic description of the men: black, aged 20 to 25 years, roughly 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, and of average build. That vague information is unlikely to lead to the assailants’ apprehension. With no more information available, these perpetrators will continue at large, threatening the public.

No movie experience is worth risking one’s life. Patrons of that movie theater don’t have any assurance that they’ll be safe from assault and theft. Although the injuries sustained in this attack weren’t life-threatening, an attack like this could put a life at risk.

This shopping center and the movie theater chain are not clients of Stealth Monitoring. Stealth proactive live surveillance can detect and deter crime for greater security while reducing security guard and other expenses. A Stealth operator could have seen unusual activity in the movie theater parking lot, activated an audible warning to deter the criminals, and called the local police.

Please contact Stealth today for more information to protect your shopping center, parking lot, or other property. Visit our web site to see actual videos of criminals being apprehended at shopping centers.