|Sergeant Paul Shavack
TROOPERS INVESTIGATE HOME INVASION, SELBYVILLE
DSP News Release: Troopers Investigate Home Invasion, Selbyville
Location: 30000 block of Rooster Road, Selbyville, DE
Date of Occurrence: Wednesday July 24, 2013 at approximately 12:50 a.m.
Selbyville, DE- The Delaware State Police are investigating a home invasion style robbery that occurred early this morning near Selbyville.
The incident occurred around 12:50 a.m. as three suspects entered the residence located in the 30000 block of Rooster Road. The 30 year old male victim and his 22 year old female girlfriend were in the living room as the trio broke into the home. One of the suspects, armed with an unknown type handgun demanded money from the two and at one point a physical altercation ensued between the male victim and the larger of the three suspects. At that point, a suspect armed with a slap stapler struck the male victim in the head before the victim could free himself and escaped through a back door and to a neighbor's house where he called 9-1-1. The female victim attempted to intervene in the fight and was also struck in the head with the slap stapler. All three suspect then fled the residence but not before one of them grabbed the female victim's purse containing an undisclosed amount of cash. Both victims were transported by EMS to Beebe Medical Center where they were treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.
Troopers have determined through preliminary interviews and investigation that this was not a random act, and the victims may have been targeted in the home invasion.
If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact Troop 4 at 302-856-5850 or by utilizing the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at: http://www.delaware.gov/apps/. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."
Released: 072413 1435