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Armed Robbery in Parking Lot of 7-11 Hamlet Shopping Center 8-16-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-26431

Date/Time:   Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 2:50AM

Location:  Parking lot of 7-11 at 1019 Walker Road, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Wednesday morning. The incident occurred at 2:50AM, in the parking lot of 7-11 in the Hamlet Shopping Center.  A 24-year-old male was seated in his vehicle in the parking lot, when two black male suspects approached the driver side and opened the door.  The victim stated that he was physically removed from the vehicle and one of the suspects pushed a black handgun into his rib cage as both suspects went through the victims pockets.  The suspects fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspects are described as:
Suspect #1: Black male, 5’8″-5’10”, short hair, stocky build, black t-shirt, and jeans
Suspect #2: Black male, 6’0″-6’1″, black hooded sweatshirt, and black pants

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111. 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