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Man Assaulted and Robbed in WAWA Parking Lot 9-28-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-32592

Date/Time:   Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at 3:00PM

Location:   Parking Lot of WAWA, 298 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery that left a 56-year-old man with injuries.  The incident occurred at approximately 3:00PM when the male victim was approached by three juveniles.  Two of the juveniles suspects struck the victim in the face/head as the 3rd watched.  The actions of the suspects caused the victim to briefly lose consciousness.  The suspects stole the victim’s backpack which contained miscellaneous items.  The suspects were then observed fleeing on foot toward the area of Capital Green.  The suspects were all described as black males between the ages of 15-18.  One suspect was wearing tan pants with a gray sweatshirt, the second suspect was wearing black shorts and a black t-shirt, and the third suspect was wearing black/blue faded jeans with a black sweatshirt.  The 2nd suspect also had black hair with blonde tips/highlights.

The victim was treated and released for multiple injuries to his head and face at  Kent General Hospital.

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

Dover Police Exercise at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital 9-28-2018

The Dover Police Department will be participating in an emergency response exercise at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital on October 3rd, 2018 from 6:00AM-10:00AM.  These exercises are designed to test the capabilities of the Dover Police Department, Bayhealth, and several other participating agencies in the event of a true emergency.  The exercise also allows participants to become more educated about the resources that each individual agency and participant can provide in a true emergency and discuss ways to improve responses to such incidents.  

This incident is not expected to disrupt area traffic.  There will be a large gathering of emergency vehicles, equipment, and personnel on site but the public should not be alarmed as this is only a training exercise.

Please call 302-736-7130 with any questions or concerns.