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Teen Robbed in Parking Lot of Dollar Tree 2-6-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-3979

Date/Time:  Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 7:42PM

Location: Parking lot of Dollar Tree, 261 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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


A 13-year-old male was assaulted during a robbery on Saturday evening in the parking lot of Dollar Tree at 261 N. DuPont Highway.  While walking in the area, the male victim was assaulted by two male suspects, striking him in the head and torso, knocking him to the ground.  The suspects then stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim and fled southbound on foot.  The victim (with parents decision) did not seek medical treatment.  The suspects were described as black males with one wearing light color jeans, black jacket, white t-shirt, and black shoes.  The second suspect was wearing black jeans and a white hooded sweatshirt.

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