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Weekly Shoplifting Notification 8/6/15-8/14/15

The Dover Police Department responded to 21 shoplifting calls between Noon on August 6th and Noon on August 13th.  Of those 21 shoplifting complaints, 2 are still under investigation, 6 were unfounded, and 14 arrests/warrants obtained were made in  13 cases.  Two juveniles and 12 adults were arrested during this time period.

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Armed Robbery at Dollar Tree 8-14-15

Complaint # 50-15-23323

Date/Time: Thursday, August 13th at 8:52PM

Location:  Dollar Tree, 261 North DuPont Highway, Dover, Delaware

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred at the Dollar Tree at 261 North DuPont Highway.  The incident occurred at 10:30PM, when an unknown white male suspect entered the business and produced a note to the employees stating he had a gun and demanded money.  During the course of the robbery, the suspect pulled a black firearm from his shorts and pointed it at employees.  The employees complied and gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect then fled southbound from the store.  The suspect, pictured below, is described as a heavy-set white male with a gray t-shirt, gray colored shorts, dark sneakers and glasses.

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.

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