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Attempted Armed Robbery at Valero Gas Station 10-21-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-33528

Date/Time:  Sunday, October 20th, 2019 at 7:56PM

Location:  Valero Gas Station, 530 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating the second armed robbery (attempted) of a Valero gas station in five days.  At approximately 7:56PM, a white male suspect entered the business and stated he had a gun and demanded money from the register.  The clerk refused and the suspect fled on foot toward Chatham Cover.  The suspect was described as being a white male, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, white pants, and a black hat.  Detectives are investigating the possibility of this incident being related to the October 15th robbery at the same business.

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.