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Burglary at El Nopal 5-13-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-12503

Date/Time:  Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 at 1:26AM

Location:  El Nopal, 627 West Division Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at the El Nopal restaurant, located at 627 West Division Street.  At approximately 1:26AM on Tuesday, May 12th, an unknown suspect threw a large rock through the front door of the business.  Once inside, the suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash, sodas, and candy and fled.  The suspect returned a second time at approximately 3:11AM and took more consumable items before fleeing.

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.