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Dover Police Seeking Suspect in Vehicle Theft 2-18-2021

Incident Number: 50-21-4020

Date/Time:  Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 6:57 a.m.

Location: Parking Lot of Dover Downs Casino/Hotel 1131 N. DuPont Hwy., 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 motor vehicle theft that occurred at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino on Thursday morning.  At approximately 6:55 a.m., the vehicle owner left his black Lexus (DE REG: 676727) running in the parking lot to warm up.  A few moments later, an unknown white male suspect stole the vehicle and fled.  Later in the morning, the Delaware State Police located the vehicle after it crashed in a ditch at Route 1 and Scarborough Road (Exit 104).  According to the investigating officer with the Delaware State Police, the vehicle was negotiating a curve on Exit 104 northbound with the intent to travel onto SR1 northbound, Dover.  The vehicle then exited the north edge of the roadway and struck a traffic post with its front center and then spun 180 counter clockwise until the rear right struck a tree. 

Below is an image of the suspect inside of Dover Downs.








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.