Date/Time: Sunday, July 28th, 2019 at 7:53PM
Location: Collins Drive at New Castle Avenue, Dover, DE
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
The Dover Police Department arrested on suspect and is seeking the identity of others involved in a Sunday evening robbery. At approximately 7:53PM, a 55-year-old male was in the area of Collins Drive and New Castle Avenue, when he was approached by Dajuan Merrell (18) and four other male suspects. The suspects assaulted the victim and took a Schwinn bicycle from the victim before fleeing the area. The victim suffered minor injuries as a result. Merrell was identified as a suspect shortly after the incident and detectives obtained a warrant for his arrest. At approximately 11:30PM on July 28th, Merrell turned himself in to the Dover Police Department and was released on an O.R. Bond on the following charges:
-Robbery 2nd Degree
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Assault 3rd Degree
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 may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.