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Burglary at McDonald’s Restaurant

Incident Number: 50-21-29552

Date/Time:  Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 2:50 a.m.

Location: McDonald’s 879 N. DuPont Highway, 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 burglary that occurred on Thursday morning at a McDonald’s restaurant.  At approximately 2:50 a.m. on September 30th, a suspect broke the drive-thru window with a hammer and made entry into the restaurant.  While inside, the suspect damaged a safe in an attempt to gain access to it, but was unsuccessful.  The suspect fled from the business without any cash.  The suspect observed on surveillance footage was a black male, tall, wearing a dark colored jacket with a light colored sweatshirt under it, dark colored pants, and boots.

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.