Date/Time: Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 11:15PM
Location: 100 Block of West Loockerman Street, Dover, DE
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
The Dover Police Department arrested Pierre Downs for charges relating to a September 23rd robbery on Friday, October 7th. Officers executed a search warrant at Downs home in the 100 Block of N. Queen Street which led to the arrest of Downs.
Officers originally contacted the victim of the robbery at a nearby hospital when an assault victim arrived for medical treatment. The victim advised that he was threatened by a group of suspects in the 100 Block of West Loockerman Street and was then struck multiple times by unknown suspects. The victim, who was beaten unconscious, stated that the suspects also removed his wallet, cash, cellphone, and a firearm from his vehicle. Downtown surveillance cameras showed the assault and also showed Pierre Downs as the suspect who stole the firearm from the vehicle.
Downs was arrested on October 10th without incident during the search warrant. The investigation remains open as officials work to identify the other suspects involved. Three other men were taken into custody during the search warrant and issued criminal summons for drug paraphernalia or possession of marijuana charges.
Downs was committed to JTVCC in default of $40,000 cash and $5,000 secured bonds on the following charges:
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Assault 2nd Degree
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Theft of Firearm
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Theft Under $1,500
-Possession of Switch Blade
-Possession of Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited