Attempted Robbery on Ridgley Street

Incident Number:  50-24-826

Date/Time: Sunday, January 7th, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Unit Block of Ridgley Street, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email:

Narrative: The Dover Police Department is investigating an attempted robbery that occurred Sunday evening. The investigation began when Dover Police Department received a call for an attempted Robbery in the unit block of Ridgley Street at 6:00 p.m.. Officers responded and contacted the victim, a 34-year-old female of Dover. The investigation revealed that the victim was outside of a residence and was approached by a black male wearing all black. The suspect displayed a black handgun and demanded the victim turn over property. The victim did not comply and immediately called 911, at which time the suspect ran westbound. 

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’0″, 180 pounds, wearing a black ski mask, black hooded sweatshirt and black pants

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302) 736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at ; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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