BREAKING NEWS: Police seeking assistance in locating fugitive

Delaware State Police are seeking the public's assitance in locating a fugitive wanted in connection with the theft of a wallet on Monday from a shopper at a Rehoboth Beach grocery store.

Police are looking for Joseph F. Fulmer, 45, who has no known address. They said Fulmer is wanted for allegedly stealing a wallet from the purse of a 67-year-old woman who had been shopping at the Super G in Rehoboth Beach about 12:18 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27.

According to police, the victim was shopping at Super G when a white man later identified as Joseph Fulmer allegedly stole her wallet from her purse that was in a shopping cart and fled the store.

Surveillance from the store captured images of the suspect fleeing in an orange Pontiac Vibe, and the fleeing vehicle matched the description of a vehicle stolen from Lewes on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Delaware State Troopers saturated the area in an attempt to locate the suspect vehicle, without success. But a short time later, the initial trooper was investigating an unrelated complaint when he observed the suspect vehicle turn into the parking lot of Atlantic Liquors. The trooper attempted to contact the operator, who matched the suspect’s description from the theft, at which time he abruptly exited the vehicle and fled on foot, police said. The trooper chased the suspect but was unable to locate him.

The identity of the suspect was determined through review of surveillance and by property that was left inside of the stolen motor vehicle.

Delaware State Police have obtained warrants for Fulmer. Anyone with information pertaining to Fulmer’s whereabouts is being urged to contact Troop 7 at (302) 644-5020 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.