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Air Force Member Tackles Suspect After Witnessing Robbery 2-21-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-5595

Date/Time:  Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at 8:46PM

Location: 100 Block of West Loockerman Street, Dover, DE

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


A Dover man was arrested for a robbery thanks to a local member of the United States Air Force assigned to Dover Air Force Base.  The incident occurred when 33-year-old Brian McCain approached a 30-year-old female victim in the 100 Block of West Loockerman Street as she was walking to her vehicle following dinner with friends.  McCain demanded that the woman give him her purse.  Fearful for her safety due to McCain’s aggressiveness, she complied and McCain fled on foot.  A witness observed the incident and chased down the suspect, tackling him to the ground a short distance away.  The witness, a member of the United States Air Force, was not injured and was able to recover the victim’s property.  Dover Police arrested McCain a short time later near his home in the 100 Block of West Loockerman Street.  McCain was committed to JTVCC on $1,000 Secured Bond on a single charge of Robbery 2nd Degree.

Brian McCain
Brian McCain