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.