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Food Delivery Driver Robbed on New Street 1-22-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-2073

Date/Time:   Monday, January 21st 2019 at 8:58PM

Location:   Unit Block of S. New Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred on the Unit Block of S. New Street on Monday night.  At approximately 8:58PM, a 22-year-old male victim that was delivering food to a location in that area was paid with a counterfeit $20 bill.  Recognizing the bill was fake, he approached the suspect, who displayed a firearm and demanded the victim’s money.  The suspect then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.  The victim was not physically harmed during the incident.  The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5’10”, with all dark clothing, and in his 20’s.

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