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Dover Police Investigating Three Early Morning Burglaries

Incident Number: 50-21-24388/24390/24389

Date/Time:  Monday, August 16th, 2021

Location: See Narrative

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating three burglaries that occurred within approximately thirty minutes of each other on Monday morning.  At approximately 4:08 a.m., officers responded to the Exxon station at 1710 North DuPont Highway for a burglary alarm.  When they arrived, the front glass door had been shattered with a large concrete block.  The suspect entered and used a trashcan to steal approximately 167 packs of Newport cigarettes before fleeing.

A short time later, officers were called to Jeweler’s Loupe located at 1574 N. DuPont Highway for another burglary alarm.  When officers arrived on scene they observed damage to the front windows of the business and a concrete block that was left behind.  The suspect was unable to make entry into the business.

Officers were then called to the Valero station located at 1358 Forrest Avenue for a burglary alarm.  The glass front door to the business was also shattered with a concrete block.  Video surveillance showed that the suspect used another trashcan from the business to steal approximately 70 packs of Newport cigarettes before fleeing.  

The suspect is believed to be a male, wearing a blue/dark color “jumpsuit” brown boots, gloves, and a “Corona” ball cap.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111.  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.