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Armed Robbery Outside West Water Street Residence 7-25-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-18352

Date/Time:  Friday, July 24th, 2020 at approximately 1:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

Location:  300 Block of West Water Street, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   Sergeant Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred behind a residence in the 300 Block of West Water Street on Friday afternoon.  A 56-year-old male victim was standing next to his vehicle when he was approached by a male suspect with a handgun who demanded his belongings.  The victim complied and the suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and personal belongings.  

The suspect was described as a light-skinned black male, wearing black and white shorts, black t-shirt, black and white mask, black and white backwards baseball cap, and black 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 delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.