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DSP: Suspect Hiding in Backseat Robs Dover Couple

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DOVER, Del.- Delaware State Police are searching for a suspect accused of robbing a couple in their car.

Troopers were called to the Quails Nest development in Dover Wednesday evening at about 7:45 p.m. for a report of a robbery.

According to police, a 74-year-old woman and her 78-year-old husband were driving in their vehicle after returning from a restaurant in Dover. 

As they entered their development, they told police an unknown suspect suddenly sat up from the backseat of the vehicle and asked them to stop.  The victims said they did not realize someone was in their vehicle and do not know how, or where exactly the person entered their car. 

The victims said they stopped the car, at which time the suspect grabbed the front male passenger and threatened to cut him with a knife if he didn’t give him money.  The suspect then allegedly reached to the floor area of the front passenger seat and retrieved the female victim’s purse. 

A brief struggle ensued between the male passenger and the suspect over the purse.  The female driver said she accelerated their vehicle toward a home and upon arriving at the home, both victims exited the vehicle and realized the suspect was no longer inside. 

Both victims did not sustain injury and advised they did not actually see a weapon and that the suspect only implied he was in possession of a knife.

The suspect was described as a black male, and between 35-50 years of age.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Troop 3, Major Crimes Unit, Detective Ford at 302-697-4454. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.


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