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Suspect Arrested After Attempted Armed Robbery at Zales (Dover Mall)7-17-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-17762

Date/Time:  Friday, July 17th, 2020 at 11:43AM

Location:  Zales (Inside of Dover Mall), 1365 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   Sergeant Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department arrested 25-year-old Mazen Faraj after he attempted to rob the Zales jewelry store inside of the Dover Mall on Friday morning.  At approximately 11:43AM, Faraj entered the business and displayed a purple and silver handgun while demanding jewelry from an employee.  The employee refused and the suspect fled the store on foot, but remained in the mall.  Arriving officers located Faraj upon arrival and took him into custody despite him resisting arrest.  Faraj was still in possession of the firearm used in the robbery when he was taken into custody.

Faraj was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institute on a $157,000 secured bond on the following charges:
-Attempted Robbery 1st Degree
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Wearing a Disguise During Commission of Felony
-Resisting Arrest

Mazen Faraj
Felton, DE