New York man charged with Macy’s robbery

DOVER — A 20-year-old New York man was charged after he and another unknown suspect allegedly attempted to steal $2,825 in clothing items from Macy’s at the Dover Mall on Tuesday, authorities said.

At approximately 4:38 p.m., Joel Cordero and another male suspect were confronted by store security after exiting the store with the merchandise, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. The suspects fought with the guard, causing minor injuries to the employee. The unidentified suspect fled in a white Lexus with two other subjects inside the vehicle, police said. Mr. Cordero was apprehended and all of the merchandise was recovered.

Joel Cordero

Mr. Cordero was also wanted out of New Jersey on similar charges, police said.

Charges included second-degree robbery, second-degree conspiracy and third-degree assault. Mr. Cordero was committed to Sussex Correctional Institutionn in Georgetown on $5,500 bond and is also being held on a “Fugitive from Another State” charge for his warrants in New Jersey.

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