Dover Post
  • Burglar flees restaurant empty-handed

  • Dover Police are investigating the burglary of the King Buffet restaurant.
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  • A man who broke into a Dover restaurant, apparently in search of money, was forced to flee without obtaining any cash, said Dover Police Department spokesman Lt. Jason Pires.
    The burglary took place at approximately 6 a.m. May 3, at the King Buffet eatery, located at 239 N. Dupont Highway, Pires said. The police investigation showed the suspect, who used a white blanket to cover his head and upper body, got inside by breaking out a rear window. The man broke a number of items while searching the interior of the building, but ultimately fled without taking anything.
    Despite his attempts to hide his identity, Pires said the burglar appeared to be a black man in his 20s or early 30s, standing approximately 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet in height.
    When caught, as a minimum the suspect will be charged with third-degree burglary and criminal mischief, Pires said.
    Dover Police are continuing to investigate the case.
    Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call 736-7111; callers may remain anonymous. Tips also may be submitted through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333, or online at tipsubmit.com.
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