Dover police arrested a robbery suspect early this morning, who allegedly left behind prison paperwork with his full name on it.


Dover police arrested a robbery suspect early this morning, who allegedly left behind prison paperwork with his full name on it.

Police said Bruce Manlove, 36, of the 200 block of Simon Circle, walked into the 7-11 at 447 S. New St. and slipped the clerk a note that read “This is a robbery.”

Manlove reportedly demanded cigarettes and fled the store after a brief argument with the clerk, who refused to give back the note.

Patrol officers stopped Manlove’s vehicle moments later and found him to be in possession of 17 packs of Newport cigarettes, police said.

The robbery note, which the clerk held on to, was written on Department of Corrections paperwork with Manlove's name on it.

Manlove was charged with robbery and related offenses and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of a $6500 secured bond.