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Dover Mall Looting Details, One Arrest Made 6-2-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-14036

Date/Time:  Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 7:30PM

Location:  Dover Mall, 1365 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is releasing details regarding the looting incidents that took place at the Dover Mall on Sunday, May 31st.  At approximately 7:30PM, as a large group arrived in the area of the Dover Mall, officers were notified of several burglary alarms at the mall.  Looting suspects gained entry to the mall by breaking a glass door to Forever 21.  Several people stole items from that location.  Additional suspects entered the mall and damaged a security gate to gain access to other locations within the mall.  Security gates and entry doors to T-Mobile and Foot Locker were both damaged, but the suspects did not gain access to those stores.

The suspects did gain access to Villa Shoe Store inside of the Dover Mall.  A large amount of clothing and shoes were stolen from that location.  At approximately 12:12AM on June 1st, officers observed Corey Barlow in the downtown area with two new boxes of sneakers and a coat with tags still on it.  Officers contacted Barlow and obtained his information as part of the ongoing investigation. 

At approximately 11:00AM on Monday, June 1st, officers received another burglary alarm for Villa Shoe Store.  Upon arrival, it was learned that a suspect had entered the store through a damaged security gate.  Corey Barlow (40, Dover), was arrested inside the storage area of the store as he was attempting to steal more merchandise.

Barlow was committed to SCI on a $3,700 secured bond on the following charges:
-Burglary 3rd Degree (2x)
-Theft (2x)
-Criminal Mischief (2x)

A mugshot was not available at time of release.

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.