Complaint # 50-15-21530
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 at 10:56PM
Location: 7-11, 1019 Walker Road/Whatcoat Drive, Dover, Delaware
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
The Dover Police Department has arrested Jeff Tolson (21), of Dover, on five counts of first degree robbery/attempted robbery after two incidents on Tuesday night. At approximately 10:56PM, officer responded to the 7-11 at 1019 Walker Road (Hamlet Shopping Center) for an armed robbery. It was learned that two black males, entered the 7-11 store and displayed a shotgun, demanding money from the employees. It is believed that Tolson was also present, but remained outdoors to act as a lookout for the robbery. Both employees complied and the suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects were described as wearing all black clothing.
As officers responded to the area and searched for the suspects, a Dover Police Officer observed a group of people at the rear of Whatcoat Drive, with two men wearing all black clothing. As the officer approached, the two black males wearing all black clothing fled. An additional male (Tolson) who was wearing an orange shirt was taken into custody as well. The officers spoke with three subjects who had their hands up as officers approached. They advised the officers that Tolson and the other two subjects had just attempted to rob them at gunpoint as police arrived. Tolson was arrested and charged with the following crimes:
-First Degree Robbery (x2)
-Attempted First Degree Robbery (x3)
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
Bond information was not available at time of release, as Tolson was still awaiting arraignment.