Arrest Made in the Acme Purse Snatching Incident

Dover Police Department Complaint #:

50-13-31577

Narrative:

On Saturday, November 23, 2013 at approximately 11:14 a.m., the victim was in the parking lot of Acme preparing to get into her vehicle.  The suspect approached her and forcibly grabbed her purse stealing same from her.  The suspect got into a blue Saturn vehicle and a witness was able to obtain the vehicle registration and pass it on to the police.  Patrol officers checked the area and located the vehicle on Denney’s Road and performed a vehicle stop arresting the suspect John Scott without incident.  Detectives were also able to link the suspect John Scott to the crime after recovering the stolen merchandise from the robbery on his person.  Detectives also linked suspect Scott to the incident which occurred on November 15, 2013 a purse snatching case 50-13-31577.

Crime/Nature:

Robbery 1st degree (two counts), Assault 2nd degree, Theft under $1500 and the victim is older than 62 yrs. (two counts), Unlawful use of a credit card, Offensive touching, Local fugitive and Driving while suspended

Defendant Information/Arrest Disposition:

Def 1: John Scott

Dob: 04/28/1964

Age: 50

Address: 9 Ardsley Circle, Dover, Delaware

Bond: $43,600.00

Disposition: Default bond detained at Delaware Correction Center

Charges: Robbery 1st degree, Assault 2nd degree, Theft under $1500 and the victim is older than 62 yrs. (two counts), Unlawful use of a credit card, Offensive touching, Local fugitive and Driving while suspended

Officer releasing this information:

Lt. Marvin Mailey

(302) 736-7124

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