Dover Police Beat / Armed robbers have to work Sundays to wring money out of their victims; Joshua Lewis now in slammer

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Dover Police Beat / Armed robbers have to work Sundays to wring money out of their victims; Joshua Lewis now in slammer

HE WALKS TO WORK TO ROB & STEAL: Police say that Joshua Lewis robbed woman at ATM in Dover on Aug. 6, 2017

DOVER, DEL. – Hi, Ho, Hi, Ho, it’s off to work he went — this thug even went to work on a Sunday. He looks like he could star in a Hollywood serial killer movie or be in a skinhead biker gang, but he is just the local ATM robber in Dover.

An armed robber walked to work to rob a woman at ATM.  Dover Police report that the man who is charged with the robbery of a victim who had used an ATM to withdraw cash resided in a low-cost motel across the street from the bank. The man then attempted to carjack the victim but panicked when other vehicles arrived at the ATM.

The Dover Police Department report that they arrested Joshua Lewis, 28, after he robbed a 71-year-old woman on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 6, 2017.   

At approximately 1:05 PM, the female victim withdrew an undisclosed amount of cash from the drive-up ATM at the Dover Federal Credit Union.  

Police say that when she received the money, Lewis, entered her vehicle through the passenger side door and displayed a large knife, demanding the money.

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Police say that when she received the money, Lewis, entered her vehicle through the passenger side door and displayed a large knife, demanding the money.  Police say that Lewis told the victim to drive him to another location, but fled on foot when he observed several other vehicles in the area. 

Witnesses advised officers that Lewis fled to a room in the Super Lodge across the highway at 246 N. DuPont Highway.  Officers contacted Lewis and he was taken into custody.  Joshua Lewis was committed on $77,750 secured bond to JTVCC on the following charges:

-Carjacking 1st Degree

-Robbery 1st Degree

-Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony

-Possession of Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited

 

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