The Dover Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit is currently investigating three robberies that occurred in a 9-hour span over the course of the weekend. Each incident and associated photos are below. Detectives are investigating the possibility of all three incidents being related to each other.
Anyone with any information about these incidents should contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111. You may also submit an anonymous tip with Delaware Crime Stoppers by phone at: 1-800-847-3333 or online at: http://delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.
Incident #: 50-14-10223 Date/Time: Saturday, April 26 at 6:24PM
Location: Jolly Joe’s Liquor Store, 1160 White Oak Road, Dover, DE
Narrative: At approximately 6:24 PM on Saturday, April 26th, a heavy set black female suspect entered the Jolly Joe’s Liquor Store located on White Oak Road and handed the cashier a note stating she had a gun and demanding money. The clerk refused initially, however the suspect was able to open the cash register and remove an undisclosed amount of money from it. The suspect then exited the store and fled in an unknown direction in what was described as an older “rust colored” vehicle. The female suspect was wearing a black top and a black stocking that partially covered her face.
The following photos were taken from surveillance footage at the Jolly Joe’s liquor store.
Incident #: 50-14-10247 Date/Time: Sunday, April 27 at 12:47AM
Location: Relax Inn Hotel, 640 South DuPont Highway, Dover, DE
On Sunday, April 27th at approximately 12:47AM, Dover Police responded to the Relax Inn located at 640 South DuPont Highway for a report of an attempted armed robbery. The hotel clerk advised officers that she observed an older and faded red pickup truck enter the parking lot and observed three subjects exit the vehicle, possibly two black males and a black female. The clerk advised that a female entered the foyer area and slipped a handwritten note/envelope under the the glass that stated “Give me your cash and put it in this envelope.” The clerk refused to comply with the suspects demands, and the suspect then began striking the glass with a large metal pipe. The suspect fled after the unsuccessful robbery attempt. No money was taken from the business and no injuries were reported to the victim. The clerk describes the black female as being 5’2″-5’3″ and 100-110 pounds and wearing all black, with black gloves, and black stocking that only covered half of the suspects face. Surveillance footage was unavailable for this incident at the time of release.
Incident #: 50-14-10257 Date/Time: Sunday, April 27 at 3:30AM
Location: Days Inn Hotel, 272 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE
Narrative: The Dover Police Department responded to the Days Inn Hotel located at 272 North DuPont Highway after receiving a call of an armed robbery attempt. According to the hotel clerk, a black female entered the hotel lobby and states “This is a robbery, I have a gun, give me all the money from the register.” The clerk refused the the suspects demands and the suspect fled southbound on foot from the hotel. It is believed the suspect may have entered a vehicle parked at the Race Track Car Wash adjacent to the hotel property and fled in the vehicle. The suspect is described as a black female, possibly in her 30’s, wearing a black stocking, black coat, dark pants, dark shoes, and pink gloves. Photos of the suspect and of a possible suspect vehicle are shown below.