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Dover Man Arrested on Robbery Charges After Assaulting 76-Year-Old Vendor

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Incident Number: 50-21-388100

Date/Time:  Tuesday, December 14th, 2021 at 11:21 a.m.

Location: Spence’s Bazaar, 550 S. New Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested Nolan Swearinger (58) on robbery charges following an incident at Spence’s Bazaar on Tuesday morning. At approximately 11:21 a.m., Swearinger shoplifted an item from a vendor at Spence’s Bazaar. When the vendor attempted to stop him, Swearinger punched the 76-year-old male victim in the face. When officers arrived, Swearinger ran but was apprehended a short time later.

Swearinger’s arraignment is pending on the following charges:
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Assault 2nd Degree
-Resisting Arrest

Nolan Swearinger
Dover, DE

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