Police: Unsecured Bond Puts Burglary Suspect Back On Street, Arrested Again

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The Dover Police Department has arrested Brian Bower, 34,  for two burglaries that occurred on Wednesday morning, according to Dover Police Department Public Information Office Sergeant Mark Hoffman.

Hoffman said at approximately 12:39 a.m. Bowers used a brick to break a window and enter the Caribbean market at 239 West Loockerman Street.  Once inside, Bower removed approximately $1,500 in property and fled.  Bower then proceeded to PNC Bank at 3 The Plaza and used a sledgehammer and crowbar to damage and enter an ATM.  Bower was unable to steal money from the ATM, but caused approximately $20,000 in damage to the machine, according to Hoffman. Following the PNC Bank incident, Bower returned to the Caribbean Market and once again removed miscellaneous items from the business, added Hoffman.

Detectives were able to identify Bower as the suspect in both cases based on a review of video surveillance.  Bower was arrested in the downtown area on the morning of September 16th without incident.

Bower was released on an unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Burglary 2nd Degree(2x)
-Criminal Mischief (2x)
-Theft Under $1,500
-Possession of Burglary Tools
-Attempted Theft

Bower will be committed to SCI on a Violation of Probation as a result of this latest incident.

Bower was released on an unsecured bond just hours prior to this incident after being charged in two burglaries that occurred on Monday morning:
Suspect Arrested in Two Early Morning Burglaries 9-15-2020

In addition to this case, Bower has been arrested and charged in several burglaries in 2020, including the following cases, some of which have been resolved said Hoffman:

March 3rd, 2020 Press Release
April 21st, 2020 Press Release
May 15th, 2020 Press Release

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