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Armed Robbery on S. New Street 3-12-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-7901

Date/Time:   Friday, March 9th, 2018 at approximately 7:15PM

Location: 200 Block of N. State Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred on Friday evening in front of New Hope Housing at 30 S. New Street.  The incident occurred when a 42-year old male victim was riding his bicycle  from work and stopped to talk to the unknown suspect.  The suspect asked for a cigarette and when the victim pulled a pack out of his pants, the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s belongings.  The suspect fled with cash, the victim’s backpack, and bicycle.  The victim could only identify the suspect as being a light-skinned black male, 6’2″, 230 pounds, afro style hair, burgundy fleece jacket and blue jeans.

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.