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Man Robbed by Three Suspects While Walking Home 9-1-15

Complaint # 50-15-25388

Date/Time:  Monday, August 31, 2015  between 11:00PM-11:25PM

Location: South American Avenue and SW Kings Highway

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred on Monday night in the are of South American Avenue and SW Kings Highway.  The incident occurred as an 18-year-old male victim was walking home in the area.  Three suspects approached the victim from behind and began punching the victim, eventually throwing him to the ground.  Once on the ground, one suspect stepped on the victims neck while the other suspects removed the victims cell phone and back pack.  All three suspects then fled the area.  The suspects are described as black males ranging from 5’8″ to 6′, all thin builds.  Two were wearing black hooded sweatshirts and the other a white t-shirt.

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.