Suspect Charged With Dover Food Lion Burglary

The Dover Police Department has arrested Terrence Jones, 54, of Dover, following a burglary that occurred at Food Lion early Wednesday morning.

Officials said the investigation began when Dover Police Department received a call for a burglary at the store at 2:04 a.m. It was reported that there was a black male inside the business causing damage and removing property from the store.

Officers responded, however, the suspect was gone upon their arrival. Officers confirmed that the suspect had broken into the store by shattering a glass door and that he removed an undisclosed amount of tobacco products from the store police said.  Officers were able to review store surveillance and obtain a suspect description, later determined to be Jones, which was relayed to other officers. 

At 3:42 a.m., Jones was taken into custody without incident on South New Street wearing the same clothing from the burglary and was in possession of tobacco products according to police. Jones was transported to Dover Police where he was processed and arraigned.

Jones was released on $3,000 unsecured bail on the following charges:
-Burglary Third Degree
-Possession of Burglar Tools
-Theft Under $1500
-Criminal Mischief $1000 but less than $5,000

Jones was committed to SCI on an outstanding capias.

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