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Suspect Sought in Attempted Rape in Library Parking Lot



Incident Number: 50-21-33940

Date/Time:  Monday, November 8th, 2021 at 12:13 a.m.

Location: Parking Lot of Dover Library, 35 Loockerman Plaza, 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 an attempted rape that occurred early Monday morning on the property of the Dover Library located at 35 Loockerman Plaza.  A 45-year-old woman was in the area of the library when she was approached by an unknown black male suspect.  The suspect struck the victim multiple times and threw her to the ground and began to remove her clothing.  As the victim was screaming for help, two men in the area ran to the victim to assist and confronted the suspect.  The suspect then fled on foot.  The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries.

The following images of the suspect were collected from area surveillance footage:







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.