Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate Robbery of Man in Frankford

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Frankford – Delaware State Police are currently investigating a robbery of a 28-year old male while his vehicle was disabled along a Sussex County roadway.

The incident occurred on Monday, October 23, 2017 at approximately 10:59 p.m. as a 28-year old Willards, Maryland man was stopped along Roxana Road due his vehicle becoming disabled.  Two male subjects stopped and made contact with the victim as if they were going to provide him with assistance.  The two male suspects returned to their own vehicle and one of them retrieved a handgun.  The victim was then ordered at gun point to get down on the ground.  As the victim was down on the ground, he was struck in the head with the handgun by one of the suspects.  The suspects removed a wallet and jewelry from the victim and an undisclosed amount of cash was taken from his vehicle.  The suspects fled in an unknown make and model vehicle, southbound on Roxana Road.  The victim sustained a minor injury to his head and refused medical treatment at the scene.

The suspect with the handgun was described as a white male, 25-30 years of age, 6’00” to 6’02” tall, 190-200 pounds, wearing a light colored shirt and gray sweatpants.  No description was provided on the second suspect or the vehicle in which they fled.

If anyone has 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 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 102417 1345

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