Dover Police are investigating an apparent mob robbery in Capitol Green.

A man was assaulted and robbed Friday night in Capitol Green.

The incident took place at 9:25 p.m., July 4, in the area of New Castle Avenue, near the basketball courts, said Dover Police spokesman Lt. David Spicer.

The victim told police he was confronted by a black man who asked what his problem was and who then began beating him about the head. A large group of men then joined in the assault, hitting the victim several more times, Spicer said, going through his pockets and taking cash, an earring and his sneakers.

Police were notified when the victim was able to escape and call 911, Spicer said. The only description of any of the assailants was that one was a black man between 15 and 17 years of age.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Dover Police at 736-7111.

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