Seaford police: Grotto’s robbery suspect apprehended by customers, employees

SEAFORD – City of Seaford police on Monday arrested a Millsboro man initially apprehended by customers and employees following a robbery at Grotto’s Pizza.

Michael J. Dorman

Michael J. Dorman, 33, faces charges of second degree robbery, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony and criminal mischief over $1,000, according to Seaford Police Department spokesman Lt. Steven Flood.

Lt. Flood said Seaford police responded to a 911 call about a robbery at the Grotto’s Pizza on Sussex Highway around 5:31 p.m. July 10.

Investigation revealed a white male suspect with a t-shirt covering his face entered the business, confronted two store employees and demanded money.

The suspect took the cash register and fled the store. Employees and customers gave chase and caught the suspect on the north side of the parking lot. They held the suspect until arriving officers took him into custody, Lt. Flood said.

Dorman was committed to the Department of Corrections in lieu of $7,500 cash bond.

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