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Juvenile Charged in August 10th Robbery at Dover East Estates 9-11-2019


The Dover Police Department has made an arrest in the August 10th robbery of a 16-year-old in the Dover East Estates mobile home park.  Ka’Jhye Sturgis (14) was charged with Robbery 1st Degree and Conspiracy 2nd Degree after being identified as one of the suspects involved in the August 10th incident, further described below in the original press release.  Sturgis was committed to a juvenile detention facility in default of $21,000 secured bond.


Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-25325

Date/Time:  Saturday, August 10th, 2019 at 6:39PM

Location: Dover East Estates, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred on Saturday evening.  At approximately 6:39PM, a 16-year-old male victim was walking in the Dover East Estates mobile home park when he was approached by two juvenile suspects.  The suspects demanded the victim’s headphones and he refused.  The juveniles then assaulted the victim, making him briefly lose consciousness.  The suspects then fled with the victims backpack and other belongings.  The victim was treated at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital for his injuries.  The suspects were described as two black males, skinny build, approximately 15-16 years old.  

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.