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Armed Robbery on Maple Lane 1-5-2016

Complaint # 50-16-413

Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 at 12:12AM

Location:  Maple Lane, South of Delaware Avenue

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred early Tuesday morning.  At approximately 12:12AM, an 18-year-old victim was approached by an unknown suspect while he was walking on Maple Lane, just south of Delaware Avenue.  The suspect pointed a small handgun at the victim and demanded money from the him.  The suspect obtained the victims wallet with an undisclosed amount of cash and his cell phone and then fled from the scene.  The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5’8″, with a thin build, and wearing a dark jacket with denim chest pockets.

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.