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Man Arrested for Dover Robberies

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Jeff Tolson, 21, of Dover (Photo: Dover Police Department) Jeff Tolson, 21, of Dover (Photo: Dover Police Department)

DOVER, Del.– Dover police say officers have arrested a man on five counts of first-degree robbery and attempted robbery in connection with two incidents on Tuesday night. 

According to police, an officer responded to the 7-Eleven on Walker Road in Dover at approximately 10:56 p.m. Tuesday for an armed robbery. Police said two black males entered the store with a shotgun and demanded money from the employees. Police said they believe Jeff Tolson, 21, of Dover, was outside of the store acting as a lookout for the robbery. According to police, two employees handed over cash and the suspects fled. They were described as wearing all-black clothing. 

Police said as officers were searching the area for the suspects, an officer observed a group of people, including two men wearing all-black clothing, near Whatcoat Drive. As an officer approached the group, the two men fled from the group, according to police. Police said officers spoke with three people who had their hands up. They told the officers that the two men, along with another man in an orange shirt, had just attempted to rob them at gunpoint as police arrived. The man in the orange shirt, Tolson, was taken into custody, according to police. 

Tolson was charged with two counts of first degree robbery, three counts of attempted first degree robbery, second degree conspiracy and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. 


 

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