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Burglary at Whatcoat United Methodist Church 2-14-2021

Incident Number: 50-21-4020

Date/Time:  Friday, February 12th, 2021 between 6:48 a.m.-7:14 a.m.

Location: Whatcoat United Methodist Church, 341 Saulsbury Road, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us


The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary of the Whatcoat United Methodist Church on Friday morning.  Between 6:48 a.m. and 7:14 a.m. a suspect entered the church by forcing open a door.  Once inside, the suspect caused an estimated $5,000+ in damages to church property.  The suspect is a black male, wearing a dark sweatsuit with a Looney Tunes logo on the front and was last seen fleeing south towards The Preserve at Whatcoat Apartments.  The images below show the suspect.  Both images are of the same suspect.  The differences are a result of lighting conditions/different cameras.

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 is possible for information leading to an arrest.