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Man Robs Elderly Woman of Her Purse in Dover East Mobile Home Park 1-21-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-2377

Date/Time:  Monday, January 20, 2020 at 6:32AM

Location:  Dover East MHP, 1061 S. Little Creek Road, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a purse snatching (robbery) that occurred on Monday morning.  At approximately 6:32AM, a 76-year-old female was walking to her vehicle, when an unknown male suspect approached her from behind and forcefully removed the victim’s purse from her grasp.  The suspect then fled westbound through the woods.  The suspect was described as an unknown male, approximately 5’9″, wearing a black winter coat with a white stripe from the right shoulder down to the left hip, and dark pants.  The victim suffered a minor injury to her wrist as a result of this incident.

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.