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Armed Robbery at Dollar General, Suspect Arrested 9-22-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-30842

Date/Time:   Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 2:18PM

Location:  Dollar General, 1059 Walker Road, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested a 37-year-old Dover man after he robbed a Dollar General store on Thursday afternoon.  At approximately 2:18PM, Justus Ramos entered the Dollar General in the Hamlet Shopping Center and produced a knife to the clerk, demanding cash.  Ramos then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled in a dark blue Hyundai SUV.  Detectives investigating the case were able to obtain a tag number for the suspect’s vehicle and responded to the area of General’s Greene off of Route 10 in Dover in an attempt to locate the suspect and/or the vehicle.  A check of the Ramos’ residence was unsuccessful.  As detectives were leaving the area, they located the vehicle in the parking lot of McDonald’s just in front of General’s Greene.  Officers were able to stop the vehicle and take Ramos into custody without incident.  Officers also located heroin and the knife used in the robbery inside the vehicle.  Ramos was committed to JTVCC in default of $41,000 secured bond on the following charges:
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Possession of Heroin
-Drug Paraphernalia

Justus Ramos