Man Charged With Trying To Rob Dover Mall Jewelry Store At Gunpoint

The Dover Police Department arrested 25-year-old Mazen Faraj after he attempted to rob the Zales jewelry store inside of the Dover Mall on Friday morning, according to Sergeant Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer.

Hoffman said at approximately 11:43 AM, Faraj entered the business and displayed a purple and silver handgun while demanding jewelry from an employee. The employee refused and the suspect fled the store on foot, but remained in the mall. Arriving officers located Faraj upon arrival and took him into custody despite him resisting arrest. Faraj was still in possession of the firearm used in the robbery when he was taken into custody, said Hoffman.

Faraj was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institute on a $157,000 secured bond on the following charges:
-Attempted Robbery 1st Degree
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Wearing a Disguise During Commission of Felony
-Resisting Arrest