Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigating Home Invasion Robbery- Stanton

Main St. Stanton

Stanton – Delaware State Police are investigating a home invasion robbery involving two suspects, one of which was armed with a handgun.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:06 a.m., Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at an address, in the 500 block of Main Street, Stanton. A 53 year old, male occupant, answered a knock at the door, at which time two suspects, one of them armed with a handgun, knocked him to the ground, and gained access to the residence.

Suspect #1, who was armed, began asking the whereabouts of a female subject, who he claimed owed him money. The victim advised that there was no one by that name currently at, or in any way associated with the residence. The suspects then moved throughout the residence, coming upon three other occupants who were asleep in different rooms. These occupants included a 34 year old female, a 55 year old male, and a 9 year old male. As the suspects moved from room to room, they took possession of an undisclosed amount of cash, along with one cell phone, before fleeing. None of the victims were injured as a result of the incident.

Suspect #1 was described as a black male, 5’11”, wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt, dark colored ski mask, armed with an unknown make and model, small, black handgun.

Suspect #2 was described as a white male, 6’2”, thin build, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and a white mask.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 302-365-8566. 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 Michael Austin

Released: 120817 1815

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