Attacker tries to steal car, stabs woman multiple times as she leaves grocery store

Suspect taunts witnesses with knife before fleeing

A man wielding a knife attempted to attack a woman outside of a Delaware grocery store on Wednesday, according to police.

ABC6 reports that the incident occurred at the¬†ShopRite at 501 S. Walnut Street in Wilmington, as the victim, 32, was leaving the store, at around 6:15 p.m. Wilmington deputies stated that the suspect, a 37-year-old male, jumped into the driver’s side of the victim’s car with a knife and tried to grab the keys from her as she sat in the passenger seat.

The woman tried to exit her car, the suspect stabbed her several times. A witness, described as a 67-year-old man, heard the victim scream and tried to step in, but the suspect flashed his knife at him. According to the Delaware Online, the witness tried to open the woman’s driver side door when the suspect threatened to kill him and taunted him with the knife. The witness fled to his own when the man cut his finger.

The suspect chased the man and tried to pry open the driver door. When he was unsuccessful, he fled the scene on foot.

Authorities found the suspect the following day but his name hasn’t yet been released. The female victim was taken to a local hospital with stab wounds on her thigh, ankle, an elbow. She’s listed in stable condition.

Anyone with any tips regarding the attack should contact Detective Mike Wilkerson at (302) 576-3638 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or email:

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