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Man Robbed by Four Suspects 11-13-2017

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-37323

Date/Time:   Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 7:00PM

Location:  Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd near River 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 Saturday night at approximately 7:00PM.  A 28-year-old male was walking in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, near River Road, when he was approached by four unknown black male suspects.  One of the suspects pointed what appeared to be a handgun at the victim and demanded he empty his pockets.  The victim refused and walked across the street, when the suspect began shooting him with a BB gun.  The victim then stated that one of the men tackled him to the ground and the four suspects began assaulting him and took his cell phone before fleeing into the Capital Green neighborhood.  The victim refused medical treatment.  The four suspects were only described as being black male juveniles.

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.