UPDATE (Arrest Made) Carjacking at Hollywood Diner

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Deandre Bennett
Dover, DE

**ORIGINAL RELEASE**

Incident Number:
  50-23-40622

Date/Time: Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 5:28 p.m.

Location: Hollywood Diner, 123 North DuPont Highway Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email: [email protected]

Narrative: The Dover Police Department is investigating a carjacking that occurred at Hollywood Diner Saturday evening. The investigation began when Dover Police Department received a call for a stolen vehicle at the restaurant at 5:28 p.m. Officers responded and contacted the victim, a 17-year-old female of New York, who advised that she was sitting in the passenger seat of a running vehicle, when a black male entered the driver’s seat and began to back out of the parking lot. The victim exited the vehicle in an attempt to escape, and the vehicle continued backing, causing the vehicle to strike the victim’s legs. The victim was transported to Bayhealth Kent Campus and treated for minor injuries. The vehicle was located unoccupied at an apartment complex in Dover shortly after the incident. The suspect is described as a black male wearing all black clothing.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302) 736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com ; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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