Burglary at DOT Discount Store 4-22-2017

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-12240

Date/Time:  Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 4:13AM

Location:  DOT Discount Store, 1255 S. State Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department is investigating an early morning burglary that occurred at the DOT Discount Store in the Carrol’s Corner Shopping Center.  The incident occurred at 4:13AM, when a male suspect broke the glass storefront and went inside the business.  While inside, the suspect stole 32 cartons of Newport Cigarettes and scratch off lottery tickets.   Surveillance video shows a thin male suspect, wearing black sneakers, dark pants, a light-colored sleeveless hooded shirt, and purple latex gloves.  The suspect filled a black trash bag with the stolen items before fleeing the business.

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

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