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Troopers Investigating Armed Robbery of Liquor Store-Dover


Date Posted: Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Dover-  The Delaware State Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place at a liquor store last evening.

The incident occurred on November 26, 2019 at approximately 7:00 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the Route 8 Liquor store located at 4128 Forrest Ave, Dover, in reference to a robbery in which the store clerk was assaulted.   Upon arrival, it was learned that a 59-year-old store clerk was working when he was approached by an unknown suspect who immediately physically assaulted him.  The suspect then displayed a knife and demanded money.  The employee turned over an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect took the money and a telephone from the counter prior to fleeing the store.  The employee declined medical treatment.

The suspect was described as a white male, wearing a dark colored sweatshirt, dark pants, a face mask, sunglasses and armed with a knife.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Troop 3, Criminal Investigations Unit, Detective Campbell at 302-697-4454. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

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