Man with gun tries to rob hotel near Dover

Microtel Inn on East Lebanon Road (Photo: Google maps)
Microtel Inn on East Lebanon Road (Photo: Google maps)

DOVER, DELAWARE (1/9/2016) A man fled empty-handed after trying to rob a hotel near Dover at gunpoint, Delaware State Police said early today.

The robbery try at the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham, 1703 E. Lebanon Road, happened about 5:30 p.m. Friday.

A man in his early 20s engaged the clerk in conversation at the lobby counter, then produced a handgun and demanded money.

But the clerk did not comply, police said, and the man left. The clerk wasn’t hurt.

The robber was described as black, 5-feet-6 to 5-feet-8 and 120-140 pounds with a small build. He wore a dark hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call troopers at 302-698-8434.

Tips also may be submitted anonymously through Delaware Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards, at 800-847-3333 or