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Arrest Made in Robbery of Elderly Man 10-5-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-33415

Date/Time:   October 4th, 2018 at 2:20PM

Location:   Unit Block of North New Street, Dover, DE

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


Elwood Jerome Ross (51) was arrested for 1st Degree Robbery on Thursday afternoon.  At approximately 2:20PM, officers responded to the Unit Block of North New Street when a 64-year-old man reported that he was robbed.  Ross approached the male victim just outside of his residence and forcefully removed cash from his hand, dragging him to the ground.  The incident was captured on downtown surveillance cameras.  A review of those cameras, showed Elwood Ross to be the suspect.  A short time later, officers in the area located Ross wearing the same clothing as he was during the robbery and took him into custody without incident.

Ross was committed to SCI in default of $25,000 bond on a single charge of Robbery 1st Degree (victim older than 62).

The video of this incident will not be released.

Elwood J. Ross
Dover, DE