U.S. Gas Robbery Suspect Arrested
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.
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