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Man Robbed in Parking Lot of Burlington Coat Factory Early Saturday Morning

Incident Number: 50-22-27257

Date/Time:  Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 12:09 a.m.

Location: Parking Lot of Burlington Coat Factory, 515 North Dupont Highway, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email: Ryan.Schmid@cj.state.de.us


The Dover Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred in the parking lot of Burlington Coat Factory early Saturday morning. The victim contacted Dover Police and advised that at approximately 11:45 p.m. he pulled into the parking lot of Burlington after having engine trouble. The victim advised police that after several minutes of working on the vehicle, he was approached by two black males and that one presented a firearm and demanded money. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of money from the victim and fled the scene on foot southbound. Through the investigation, it was determined that this incident occurred at approximately 12:09 a.m.

The first suspect is described as a black male wearing all black with a face covering. The second suspect is described as a light skinned black male with an afro, wearing a beige long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, and a mask.

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.