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Armed Robbery in The Overlook Neighborhood 10-15-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-32855

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.