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Dover Man Arrested Following Attempted Robbery at Royal Farms

Incident Number:  50-23-12915

Date/Time: Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 1:33 a.m.

Location: Royal Farms, 293 Saulsbury Road, 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 Kareem Young, 29, of Dover, on attempted robbery charges following an altercation at Royal Farms early Thursday morning. The investigation began when officers were dispatched to Royal Farms for a theft. Upon arrival, Young was being actively held down by employees of the business. Young was taken into custody by Dover Police without incident. The ensuing investigation revealed that Young entered the store wearing a black ski mask and immediately went behind the counter and removed several packages of cigarettes. Young was confronted by staff, at which time he fought with them, causing a laceration to one of the employees. Further investigation revealed that Young has been banned from Royal Farms due to previous cigarette thefts. Young was transported to Dover Police Department where he was processed and arraigned.

Young was committed to SCI on $34,050 secured bail on the following charges:
-Attempted Robbery First Degree
-Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony
-Assault Third Degree
-Criminal Trespass Third Degree

Kareem Young
Dover, DE