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Troopers Investigate an Attempted Robbery in South Dover


DOVER, Del. – Delaware State Police is investigating an attempted robbery of a South Dover man that occurred early Tuesday evening.

Troopers say the incident occurred at approximately 7:00 p.m. Tuesday November 11, 2014 as a 68 year old man had just pulled into his driveway located in the 200 block of North Old Mill Road and parked his car. Upon exiting his vehicle, troopers say he walked to the rear of the car where he was suddenly approached by a white male who had just attempted to make entry into the passenger's side door.

The 68 year old then grabbed a bag containing soda bottles from the trunk and swung them at the male suspect who then knocked the victim to the ground and began punching him in the face. As the victim was on the ground, troopers say the suspect attempted to retrieve the victim's wallet from his back pocket, but was unsuccessful and soon ran off in the direction of Greenview Drive. 

Troopers say the victim was able to chase the suspect for a short period of time before he fled undetected. The 68 year old victim was slightly injured in the altercation, but refused medical treatment.

Delaware State Police describes the suspect as a white male in his mid to upper 30s or lower 40s, 5'11" with an average build, wearing a tan in color baseball hat, a tan or grey jacket, and was unshaven with an unkempt appearance.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact Det. M. Weinstein at 302-741-2813.

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