Date/Time: Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 8:59PM
Location: Kirkland’s 1033 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
The Dover Police Department is seeking the identity of a robbery suspect from an incident at Kirkland’s home store on Tuesday night. At approximately 8:59PM, officers responded to Kirkland’s for an armed robbery. It was learned that prior to the robbery, store employees found an unknown black male suspect in the stockroom. The suspect was escorted out by store employees at that time. The suspect then returned wearing a clown mask and had his hand in a bag as if he were armed an demanded cash from the employees. The employees complied and the suspect then locked the employees in a back room and told them to wait fifteen minutes before contacting police. The suspect then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
NOTE: An prior release stated that images were attached in the release. This as incorrect. Detectives are currently working to obtain quality surveillance images of the suspect. They will be released at a later time.
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.