NEW CASTLE, Del. (CBS) — Delaware State Police are looking for a man and woman who they said held up a New Castle County Walmart this morning. But they didn’t get away with much money after another man charged inside to stop them.
“My adrenaline was going so much I wasn’t even thinking” said Ron Eads, who was trying to pick up his wife from work at the Walmart on Rt. 40 just after midnight.
He’s done it so many times before, but this time he noticed a man and woman outside the store acting strangely.
“These two people walked around on the side of the building and one guy had a gun,” he said.
At first, Eads thought the two were playing a practical joke on someone.
“But then I heard gunshot and thought ok maybe it’s not a prank,” he said.
Eads, a former security guard, knew an armed robbery was happening– all while his wife and several other Walmart employees were helplessly inside. So he went to his pickup truck, pulled out a breaker bar and charged inside. Eads then hurled it towards the suspects but just missed them.
“It wasn’t that great of aim but I tried,” he said.
The two suspects then ran out the lawn and garden section of the store.
“I don’t know how it would scare him off. He’s got a gun I got a breaker bar,” he said. “I hope they get caught.”
The first suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5’08” tall with an average build. The male suspect wore dark clothing with his face covered armed with an unknown make and model handgun.
The second suspect was described as a black female, approximately 5’05″ tall with an average build. The female suspect wore dark clothing armed with an unknown weapon.
If you have any information in this incident, call Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.