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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


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