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Robbery In Parking Lot of Country Village Apartments 1-11-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-1075

Date/Time:   Thursday, January 10th, 2019 between 5:36PM-5:46PM

Location:   400 Block of Country Drive, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred in he parking lot of Country Village Apartments on Thursday afternoon.  Between 5:36-5:46PM, an 18-year-old male victim was in the parking lot of the apartment complex waiting to meet an alleged seller from the “LetGo” mobile app to purchase a cell phone.  He was approached by four black male suspects, two of which were armed with knives.  The suspects demanded the victim’s wallet.  One of the suspects struck the victim in the face, causing a minor injury to his mouth and stole the wallet which contained cash and other items.  Two of the suspects entered a dark-colored vehicle and fled.

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