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Elderly Woman Robbed Thursday Afternoon 6-13-14

Incident #: 50-14-14996      Date/Time:    Thursday, June 12, 2014  1345

Location: 200 Block of North Governor’s Avenue Dover, Delaware

The Dover Police Department is investigating an afternoon robbery that occurred in the 200 block of North Governor’s Avenue on Thursday.  A 71-year-old female victim stated she was sitting on her porch when a black male suspect approached her demanding money and personal belongings.  The victim refused to comply, and the suspect pushed the victim and grabbed a blue leather purse that was in the victims hands.  The purse contained numerous personal items and an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect is described as a black male in his 20’s, tall and thin, wearing a blue hat and a gray hooded sweatshirt.  The victim advised she has seen the suspect in the neighborhood before but does not know who he is.    Anyone with any information is asked to call 302-736-7111.  Callers may remain anonymous. Tips can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on-line at www.tipsubmit.com.