Store Clerk Robbed, Assaulted In Dover Tuesday

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Dover- The Delaware State Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place at a liquor store on Tuesday evening, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said 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 Avenue in 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 before the employee turned over an undisclosed amount of cash, according to Jaffe. 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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