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U.S. Gas Robbery Suspect Arrested

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Incident Number: 50-22-5163

Date/Time:  Thursday, February 17th, 2022 at 7:44 p.m.

Location: U.S. Gas, 461 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 arrested a 61-year-old Dover man after he attempted to rob the U.S. Gas station on Thursday evening.  At approximately 7:44 p.m., Dwight Thorton entered the U.S. Gas located at 461 N. DuPont Highway and demanded merchandise while showing what appeared to be a handgun.  The employee called 911 and the suspect fled.  Officers located Thorton nearby and observed him throw a handgun that was later found to be a BB gun.  Thorton was arrested without incident and was committed to SCI on a $15,000 secured bond after being charged with Attempted Robbery 1st Degree.


Dwight Thorton

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