Dial 911 for Emergency

Dover Police Investigating Pair of Restaurant Burglaries

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.