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Armed Robbery in Parking Lot of Dover Downs 1-22-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-2199

Date/Time:   Friday, January 19th, 2017 at 10:35PM

Location:  Parking Lot of Dover Downs, 1131 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating an armed robbery of a 34-year-old man that occurred on Friday night.  At approximately 10:35PM, the male victim was unlocking his bicycle from the rear of his vehicle in the parking lot of Dover Downs when he was approached by three male suspects.  One of the suspects displayed a handgun and demanded money.  The victim told the suspects he did not have cash on his person, but gave his cell phone.  The suspects then fled in an unknown direction.

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.