The Dover Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a group of individuals suspected of shoplifting at the Macy’s Department store located at the Dover Mall on Sunday afternoon.

Officers say around 1:33 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, they received reports of a shoplifting. A security guard observed a group of four African-American female suspects concealing clothing items in several plastic bags. The women were accompanied by two young children. When attempting to contact the women and retrieve the items, employees say the women passed the points of purchase. When an employee grabbed one of the stolen bags, two of the suspects sprayed him with pepper spray. The suspects then fled the area.

The investigation continues, and Officers are asking the public to contact them with any information that may lead to an arrest. Dover PD can be contacted at (302) 736-7130. Delaware Crime Stoppers can be contacted at 1-800-TIP-3333.