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Police: Georgetown Business Owner Turns Tables on Would-be Robber

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GEORGETOWN, Del.- Delaware State Police say a Georgetown business owner brought a swift end to an attempted robbery on Monday.

Troopers said that shortly before 3 p.m. a male suspect entered Hitchens Auto Sales on Seashore Highway, pulled a handgun from his waistband and demanded money from a 54-year-old female employee.

According to police, the woman began screaming out to the owner for help and the suspect began running from the store. Investigators said that when the suspect exited the front door of the business, he was met by its 50-year-old owner who was armed with a metal pipe.

Authorities said that the owner forced the suspect to the ground, disarmed him and held him until troopers arrived and took him into custody.

Police said that during a pat-down search of the suspect, identified as 27-year-old Aaron R. Jefferson of Millsboro, he was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. Jefferson was charged with first-degree attempted robbery, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $120,100 bond. 

No one was injured in the incident, police said.

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