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Carjacking of Taxi Driver 4-2-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-10359

Date/Time:   Sunday, April 1st, 2018 at 4:25AM

Location:   Parking Lot of Royal Farms, 295 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a carjacking of a taxi driver that occurred early Sunday morning.  At approximately 4:25AM, a 50-year-old male taxi driver, picked up two suspects in the area of River Road, just south of Kent County Family Court. The taxi proceeded onto Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and then onto DuPont Highway.  The driver pulled into the parking lot of Royal Farms and one of the suspects ordered the driver out of the vehicle while possibly armed.  The other suspect got into the driver’s seat and both suspects fled in the vehicle, westbound on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.  

The suspects were both described as being black males, approximately 6’2″ with one being heavy-set and the other having an average build.


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.