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A home decor store in Dover was robbed by a man in a clown mask implying he was armed, city authorities announced Wednesday. 

According to authorities, on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, an unknown black male was located in a storeroom of the Kirkland's at 1033 North DuPont Highway sometime prior to the robbery, and was escorted out of the store by employees. 

Police said the suspect returned around 9 p.m. wearing a clown mask and with his hand in a bag as if he were armed. He demanded cash from the employees, who complied, then locked them in a back room and told them to wait 15 minutes before calling police. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Dover Police at 302.736.7130 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1.800.TIP.3333.