Incident Number: 50-23-25378
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at 2:31 p.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 is investigating an attempted robbery that occurred at Royal Farms Tuesday afternoon. The investigation began at 2:31 p.m., when Dover Police was called to the business for a fight. Officers responded and the fight was no longer in progress. The ensuing investigation revealed that a black female entered the business and attempted to purchase tobacco products. The female was unable to purchase tobacco products, at which time she began to assault staff at the store, while attempting to remove products from behind the counter. The suspect then fled. There is no additional suspect information available at this time.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302) 736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com ; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.
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