Date: Thursday, July 7, 2023 at 4:22 p.m.
Location: Best Buy, 1165 North DuPont Highway Dover, DE
Contact: Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid Email: [email protected]
The Dover Police Department has arrested Javon Williams, 19, of Magnolia, DE, on Robbery and related charges following an incident at Best Buy Thursday afternoon. The investigation began at 4:22 p.m. when Dover Police Department received a call for an armed robbery that had just occurred at Best Buy. Officers responded to the scene and contacted the victim, an employee of the business, who advised the suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun, and demanded they turn over an iPhone. The employee complied and turned over the iPhone and other property. The suspect dropped the iPhone while running from the scene and fled in a silver Ford Fusion with a Delaware registration. The information was relayed to Officers and the vehicle was located traveling southbound on North Dupont Highway in the area of East Division Street. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle however, the vehicle failed to stop and continued southbound to River Road where it collided with another vehicle. Williams exited the vehicle and fled on foot toward the Relax Inn and surrendered when Dover Police K-9 Asher and his handler arrived on scene.
Detectives located clothing and property from the robbery inside of Williams’ vehicle following the execution of a search warrant.
Williams was transported to Dover Police where he was processed and arraigned.
Williams was committed to SCI on $73,100 secured bail on the following charges:
-Robbery in the First Degree
-Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
-Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
-Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony
-Disregarding a Police Officer’s Sigal
-Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession
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