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Man Shot During Attempted Robbery 8-10-15

Date/Time: Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 2:10AM

Location:  500 Persimmon Tree Lane, Dover

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department is investigating an attempted robbery that took place at 2:10AM on Saturday, August 8th in the Persimmon Tree Apartments.  An unknown suspect attempted to rob a 35-year-old male victim in one of the buildings common areas.  The victim fought the robber, but was shot one time in the right hip.  The victim was transported to Bayhealth Kent General for his injuries.  The suspect fled in an unknown direction.  The suspect was described as a black male, clean shaven, 5’10”, 170-190 lbs, light skinned, with a heavier build.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (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 http://www.tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App.