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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigate Parking Lot Robbery – South Dover

Date Posted: Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Dover – Delaware State Police are currently investigating the armed robbery of a subject which occurred in the parking lot of a South Dover area shopping plaza yesterday afternoon.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at approximately 4:30 p.m., as a male victim was preparing to remove laundry from his vehicle while parked in front of the North Gate Laundromat, located at 1140 South Bay Road.  It was at this time that the victim was approached by two male suspects. One of the suspects held his hand at the top of his pants implying that he had a gun and demanded the victim’s property.  The two suspects then went into the victim’s car and removed his cell phone, some keys, and an electronic device before running back to a passenger car parked on South Bay Road (US113) near Lafferty Lane where another suspect was waiting in the driver’s seat and drove off. The victim was not injured.

The first suspect was described as a black male, 25-30 years old, 5’08”- 5’10” tall, 140-145 lbs., and was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and dark pants (no further physical or clothing description).  Possibly armed with an unknown type handgun.

The second suspect was described as a black male, 20-25 years old, 5’07”-5’08” tall, 135-140 lbs., and was last seen wearing a red tank top (no further physical or clothing description.  Unknown if he was armed.

The third suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 30-35 years of age, 6’00”-6’01” tall, 230-240 lbs., last seen wearing an orange shirt (no further physical or clothing description).  He was seen operating a newer model Mercury or Lincoln passenger vehicle with possible New Jersey registration.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Troop 3 Major Crimes Unit at 302-697-2104. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline

1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at

Released: 062917 0920

N Gate Laundromat Robbery



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