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
-Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited