Incident Number: 50-21-26639/44
Date/Time: Sunday, September 5th, 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 two burglaries that occurred on Sunday morning. Officers responded to the King Buffet, located at 293 N. DuPont Highway, at approximately 8:56 a.m. for a report of a burglary. When officers arrived, a cash register was seen hanging from a broken window. Video surveillance showed a skinny male suspect wearing a hooded sweatshirt, gloves, face mask, a hat, and possibly jeans when he forced entry into the business.
At 9:55 a.m., officers responded to the Friendly’s restaurant at 318 N. DuPont Highway, and across the street from the King Buffet for a report of a burglary. Arriving officers located a broken window in the walk-up service area. Once the suspect was inside, they forced open a safe and removed the contents, including an undisclosed amount of cash. Video surveillance showed the the suspect used a hammer to break the glass and gain entry into business. The suspect was wearing dark jeans, black Nike hooded sweatshirt, hat, gloves, and a face mask.
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.