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Grocery Basket Robbed, Suspect Arrested 1-23-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-2449

Date/Time:  Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 at 7:41PM

Location: Grocery Basket, 301 N. Bradford Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested a 34-year-old man after he robbed the Grocery Basket corner store on Sunday night.  At approximately 7:41PM, Phillip Plummer entered the store wearing a partial ski mask and a red hat demanding money from the clerk.  Plummer, who’s hand was in his coat, threatened to use a gun if they did not comply.  Plummer then grabbed the register and slammed it on the ground, taking the money from inside before fleeing.  Responding officers located Plummer a short distance away and took him into custody without incident.

Plummer was charged with Robbery 1st Degree, Wearing A Disguise During Commission of Felony, and Criminal Mischief Under $1,000 and was committed to JTVCC on $33,500 secured bond.

Phillip Plummer
Phillip Plummer