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Suspect Arrested in Four Burglary Incidents 6-19-20

Incident Number: 50-20-15130

Date/Time:  Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Location:  Betsy Ross, 1294 Forrest Avenue, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested a 17-year-old male suspect from Dover, after a burglary at Betsy Ross restaurant on Forrest Avenue.  At approximately 2:06AM on June 16th, officers responded to the business after two black males used a concrete block to break a glass door to the business.  Once inside, the suspects checked cash registers, but they were empty.  The suspects then fled.  Using surveillance footage, officers were able to get descriptions of the suspects and located one of the them in the area of Kenton Road a short time later.  The juvenile suspect was taken into custody without incident.  As a result of the investigation, the suspect was also charged in a series of similar incidents:

-Chaiyo Sushi Restaurant Burglary
-Happy Fortune Restaurant Burglary
-Valero Gas Station Burglary

The juvenile suspect was charged with the following offenses:
-Burglary 3rd Degree (4x)
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Criminal Mischief (4x)
-Theft/Attempted Theft (4x)