Date/Time: Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 3:03PM
Location: 100 Block of Overlook Place, Dover DE
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
The Dover Police Department is investigating an alleged robbery that occurred on Sunday afternoon. At approximately 3:03PM, a 62-year-old male victim reported that he had just purchased a money order at the 7-11 located at North DuPont Highway and Lepore Drive. The victim stated that a black male was in line behind him at the time.
When the victim was in the parking lot, the unknown black male asked for a cigarette according to the victim. The victim gave the man a cigarette and continued to walk home into The Overlook neighborhood. According to the victim, the male subject from 7-11 grabbed him from behind and threatened him with a knife, taking the money order from his pocket before fleeing back towards the 7-11 parking lot. The male subject reportedly entered a white Audi 4-door vehicle and fled.
The suspect was described by the victim as being a black male, mid-late 40’s, 6’2″, 240 pounds, with facial hair.
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.