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Robbery on S. New Street, Suspect Arrested 10-7-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-33681

Date/Time:  Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 2:51AM

Location:   S. New Street at Reed Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating an early morning robbery that occurred on Thursday. At 2:51AM, a 48-year-old male victim was walking in the area of S. New Street and Reed Street when he was approached by a black male suspect from behind.  The suspect demanded the victim’s money at gunpoint and the victim complied, dropping money and then attempted to walk away when the suspect fired a single shot, striking a bag that the victim was carrying.  The suspect fled in an unknown direction after the incident.

18-year-old Javon Jones was later identified as the suspect in the robbery and was arrested on Thursday night without incident.  Jones was committed to JTVCC in default of $107,000 cash bond on the following charges:
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Reckless Endangering
-Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited

Javon Jones Age: 18 Dover, DE
Javon Jones
Age: 18
Dover, DE