Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigating Carjacking Near Cool Springs

Milton – The Delaware State Police are investigating a carjacking that took place yesterday afternoon near Cool Springs Farm south of Milton.

Preliminary investigation reveals the incident took place around 5:35 p.m. Monday November 21, 2016 as a 64-year-old male was approached by a male subject near the 19000 block of East Meadowview Drive who needed a ride home.  The victim agreed and began driving to the end of East Meadowview Drive where the male subject turns the ignition off, grabs the victim by the throat, and tells him he’s taking the car.  The male victim exits the car along with the suspect, who then re-enters on the driver’s side and drives away in an unknown direction.

The 64-year-old victim was uninjured in the incident and was able to call 9-1-1 from a nearby residence.  The vehicle, a Mazda Miata, was located a short time later abandoned on Lewes-Georgetown Highway (US9).

The suspect was described as a black male, 25-35 years old, 6’02”-6’04” tall, 200-210 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes, wearing brown overalls (No further physical or clothing description available). The suspect appeared to be unarmed.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Troop 4 Major Crimes Unit at 302-856-5850. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

Released: 112216 0925

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