The Dover Police Department has charged Gordon Powell (16) with 1st Degree Robbery and Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony in connection with the “LetGo” robbery that occurred in the parking lot of The Hamlet shopping center (see original release below). Powell turned himself in to police on February 6th, 2019. Powell was released on a $30,000 unsecured bond into the custody of his parent/guardian.
Date/Time: Sunday, January 20th, 2019 at 7:16PM
Location: Hamlet Shopping Center, 1035 Walker Road, Dover, DE
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred in the parking lot of the Hamlet Shopping Center on Walker Road that occurred at approximately 7:16PM on Sunday evening. A male and female victim agreed to meet a “buyer” of a cell phone from the “LetGo” mobile app in the parking lot. Upon arrival, a black male exited a blue or purple Honda CR-V and entered the back seat of the victim’s vehicle. The suspect (described as a black male in his mid-20’s, tall with a slim build) displayed a handgun and demanded their belongings. The suspect then fled with two cell phones and entered the Dollar General in the shopping center, fleeing shortly after.
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