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Delaware community reaches out to assist family of murdered shop owner

Neighbors of a Wilmington food market owner who was murdered at his store last week are stepping up to assist the man’s family. 

Norman Alhout was gunned down August 9th during a robbery at Johnny’s Food Market on Maryland Avenue in the Browntown section.  Police are continuing to investigate the killing and are searching for two suspects. 

Alhout, who was 56 years old, was from Yemen and his survivors made arrangements to have his body sent to his native country.  He was fondly remembered in the community for the way he ran the store and for offering credit to shoppers if they did not have enough cash to get what they needed. 

Members of the Browntown Community Association are accepting donations on behalf of Alhout’s family tonight, Thursday and Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the market’s parking lot.  Checks may be sent to:


201 8th St.

Wilmington DE 19805


Checks should indicate that the contribution is for the Norman Alhout family.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call Wilmington Police.

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