Armed robbery at Dover hotel lands man behind bars

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DOVER, Del. – A Dover man is behind bars following an armed robbery at an area hotel early Monday morning.

At around 3:45 a.m., officers responded to a room at the First State Inn for a reported armed robbery. It was determined that a suspect had entered a room at the Inn with a black-colored rifle and demanded money from the victims. The suspect then reportedly took an unknown amount of money and fled southbound from the hotel.

Further investigation led police to identify the suspect as 28-year-old Keon Cornish. Tuesday evening, detectives received information that Cornish was staying in a room at the Kent Budget Inn. Cornish was located and taken into custody at this time.

He is currently being held at SCI on a $138,000 cash bail on the charges of first degree robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, first degree burglary (home invasion), possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, and two counts of aggravated menacing.

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