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Woman Robbed on S. New Street 2-10-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-4803

Date/Time:  Sunday, February 9th, 2020 between 6:00PM-6:26PM

Location:  Rear of 217 S. New Street (Capitol Cleaners), Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred on Sunday evening.  Sometime between 6:00PM and 6:26PM, a 67-year-old female was walking through the rear of Capitol Cleaners at 217 S. New Street, towards the Family Dollar store.  She was approached by a male suspect who shoved her to the ground and demanded her money.  The suspect went through the victims pockets, taking an undisclosed amount of cash.  The victim attempted to fight off the suspect, but the suspect was able to flee with her cash.  The female victim reported the incident at the Dover Police Department.  She was transported to Kent General Hospital for treatment of minor injuries to her face, hands, and teeth.  

The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 18-20 years of age, 5’6″, 160 pounds, wearing a black “do-rag”, camouflage jacket, blue jeans, and white sneakers.

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.