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Troopers Investigate Home Invasion-Dover

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Dover (19901) –The Delaware State Police are investigating a home invasion that occurred last evening.

The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred at approximately 8:57 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2018 when troopers responded to the 1300 block of South Little Creek Road for a reported home invasion.  Upon arrival, Troopers made contact with a 35-year-old male resident.  The 35-year-old victim advised Troopers he agreed over the phone to meet a female in reference to purchasing an iPhone.  The victim responded to an agreed upon location and met with the female in a parking lot.   The female had proceeded to entered the victims car to discuss the purchase of the iPhone.  The victim advised the female that his money was at his residence at which time the two of then drove to his house.

Upon the victim exiting his vehicle, he was approached by two males displaying firearms and demanding money.  The victim was then forced inside of his residence.  While the two male suspects where inside of the victim’s residence, they ransacked a bedroom.  When they did not find any money, they forced the victim at gunpoint back into his own vehicle.  The suspects then proceeded to drive the victim around in his vehicle demanding to know the location of the money.  The suspects eventually returned to the residence, and again forced the victim back inside of his house for a second time.  The suspects obtained several items prior to fleeing the scene.

The first suspect was described as a black female, 20-30 years of age.  The second suspect was described as a black male, approximately 20-30 years of age, 6’00”-6’02” tall, wearing a face mask partially covering his face, a light colored sweatshirt and displaying a handgun.  The third suspect was described as a black male, approximately 20-30 years of age, 6’00”-6’02” tall, thin build, wearing a dark colored sweatshirt and also a face mask partially covering his face, and displaying a handgun.  No further suspect information could be provided at this time.  The victim was not injured as a result of this incident.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to please contact Detective D. Blomquist, Troop 3 Criminal Investigative Unit at 302-698-8426.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, 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: 012518 1702

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