Dover police investigated a burglary, mugging and shooting over the past weekend

A mugging, burglary, and shooting made for a busy day Sunday for Dover police.

Dover Police Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said the mugging took place at about 12:48 a.m. Oct. 14 in the area of South New and West Reed streets.

The victim said four men came up to him after which one hit him in the face. The others went through his pockets and personal belongings, taking several items before running away toward Queen Street.

Hoffman said the victim was treated at Bayhealth Hospital Kent Campus for knee, neck, and back pain as a result of the robbery.

Suspect 1-Black man, wearing black hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans with design/bleach spots, and white shoes.

Suspect 2-Black man, black jacket with a gray hood, dark pants, and black shoes with white soles.

Suspect 3-Black man with a hooded jacket with a design on the back, white stripes on sleeves, and dark pants.

Suspect 4-Black man with a blue and black jacket with a red hood and jeans with a pattern on them.

Detectives then investigated a burglary that took place sometime between 5:30 and 5:51 a.m. Oct. 14 at Spence’s Bazaar at 550 S. New Street.

Hoffman said someone forced their way in through a door and took multiple items of jewelry from a number of vendor booths inside.

Finally, Hoffman said the shooting took place at 7:36 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 at the Dover Inn, located at 428 N. Dupont Highway.

Hoffman said a number of people forced their way into the room occupied by a 23-year-old man. They shot the man several times and stole some undisclosed items before leaving.

The victim was taken to the hospital by private vehicle where he underwent surgery and was admitted in serious condition.

It is believed that this was not a random act, Hoffman said but provided no additional details.

Police are continuing their investigations into all three events; anyone with information on these crimes is asked to call Dover police at 736-7130. Tips may be left anonymously.

Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at