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Gold Alert Missing Man in Dover

Incident/Complaint#:  50-21-30360

Date: Thursday October 7th, 2021 1:54 PM

Location:  See Narrative

Officer Releasing Information:   Sgt. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for Edress G. Smith (31).  Smith was last heard from by phone on October 3rd, 2021.  Smith made statements to family that caused them alarm. Smith is a black male, 5 foot 7 inches and approximately 170 pounds, with brown eyes. He was last seen wearing gray sweatpants. Smith has not been seen on heard from since October 3rd, 2021.


If you have any information regarding Smith’s whereabouts, please call 302-736-7111 or 911 immediately.

Suspect arrested for Attempted Robbery at Royal Farms

Incident Number: 50-21-30030

Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 6th, 2021 at 10:00 P.M.

Location: 461 N. DuPont Hwy. Dover, DE 19901

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



On October 6, 2021 at approximately 2200 hours, members of the Dover Police Department Street Crimes Unit conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle.  During the stop, Officers contacted Michael Wright a white male DOB 08/10/1989, who matched the description of the suspect from the Royal Farms attempted robbery.  During a search of the vehicle, an article of clothing matching clothing worn by the suspect during the robbery was located.  Wright was taken into custody and transported to the Dover Police Department.  Wright was charged with Attempted Robbery 1st and wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony.  Wright was issued a $600.00 cash bail.



Attempted Robbery 1st degree

Wearing a Disguise during the commission of a felony

















Prior News Release below:

The Dover Police Department is investigating an attempted robbery that occurred at a Royal Farms convenience store.  At approximately 12:14 a.m. on October 5th, a suspect entered the store located at 295 S. DuPont Highway and approached the cashier.  The suspect acted as if he had a handgun and demanded money from the register.  After the cashier refused, the suspect fled on foot in a southbound direction.  The suspect is a white male with blonde eyebrows.  The suspect is also shown below in a photo obtained from surveillance footage.