25-Year-Old Charged for Attempted Robbery, Offensive Touching

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DOVER, DE – The Dover Police Department arrested 25-year-old Da’Jour Deshields for attempted robbery and offensive touching, Saturday afternoon after he was reportedly tried to rob a Dollar General Store.

At approximately 4:08 p.m., troopers responded to the Dollar General Store, located at 250 Gateway South Boulevard, in Dover, for an Attempted Robbery.

“There were two adult employees in the store during the incident. A witness informed troopers that a black male suspect entered the store and approached the first employee at the cash register. The suspect grabbed a shopping bag, pointed a toy gun at the employee, and demanded money from the cash register,” police said. “When the employee refused to give him the money, the suspect ran behind the counter and rushed towards the second employee. The suspect pointed the toy gun at the second employee and demanded money.”

According to a police report by the Delaware State Police, “When the second employee refused to give the suspect money, the suspect rushed towards the second employee and started a physical altercation. The second employee fell to the ground, at which time the suspect struck the second employee in the body before fleeing the store.”

No one was injured during this incident. Through investigative efforts, troopers were able to identify Da’Jour Deshields as the suspect and recover the toy gun.