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Wilmington Woman Arrested For Robbery

Incident Number:  50-23-2383

Date/Time:  Monday, January 23, 2023 at 10:03 a.m.

Location: 100 Block of West Loockerman Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: The Dover Police Department has arrested Doretha Howard, 42, of Wilmington, for Robbery, following an incident that occurred Monday morning. The investigation began when Dover Police were called to the 100 unit block of West Loockerman Street at 10:03 a.m. for the report of a robbery. Officers made contact with the 74-year-old female victim, who advised she was approached by a black female, later identified as Howard, who asked her for money. The victim stated she gave Howard a small amount of money, at which time Howard began pushing the victim, and removed her wallet from her purse. Once Howard  had the victim’s wallet, she took the victim’s credit/debit cards and fled on foot. Officers were able to develop a suspect description and within 30 minutes, members of “A” platoon located Howard, who matched the description, in the area of South New Street and West Reed Street, and took her into custody without incident.

Howard was transported to Dover Police where she was processed and arraigned.

Howard was committed to BWCI on $6,100 cash bail on the following charges:
-Robbery Second Degree
-Offensive Touching


Doretha Howard
Wilmington, DE