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Robbery at Royal Farms 6-7-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-18634

Date/Time:  Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 at 3:15Am

Location:   Royal Farms, 295 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery that took place at Royal Farms.  At approximately 3:15AM, an unknown male suspect entered the business and asked for a carton of Newport cigarettes.  As the clerk had the carton in her hands, the suspect tried to snatch them away and a struggle ensued.  The suspect then jumped the counter and took three cartons of cigarettes before fleeing in a tan/gold Ford Taurus on Bay Road.

The suspect is described as a black male, approx. 6′ tall, late 20’s-early 30’s, with dread locks that are shoulder length.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. 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