Delaware State Police Investigating Attempted Burglary-Dover

Dover- Delaware State Police are investigating an attempted burglary in progress that occurred on September 4, 2020.

At approximately 12:35 a.m., a 35-year-old Dover woman was in her residence in the 3000 block of Forest Avenue, Dover, when she observed an unknown suspect attempting to gain entry into the residence.  The suspect was armed with an unknown type of long gun and attempting to kick in the  door located on the east side of the residence.  The suspect fled on foot after being advised by the resident inside of the home that she was armed.

The suspect was described as a black male approximately 5’6″-5’8″, weighing approximately 160-170 lbs., wearing a face covering, dark colored shirt and pants.

No one was injured during this incident and there is no photograph available.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Detective R. Costlow with Delaware State Police Criminal Investigative Unit at 302-697-4454. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at 

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Heather Pepper

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