Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Georgetown (19947)– The Delaware State Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred last evening in the Sandhill Acres.
The incident occurred at approximately 10:58 p.m., Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at a residence located in the unit block of Merganser Road. While two victims, a 16-year-old female and a 22-year-old male were seated in the 16-year-old’s vehicle, parked in her driveway a vehicle had pulled in beside them. A subject exited the vehicle and approached the victims. During this time, another subject armed with a handgun exited the vehicle and ordered the 22-year-old victim out of the car while demanding he turn over his wallet and cellphone. While the 22-year-old was being confronted by the suspect with the handgun, two more subjects exited the vehicle. The 22-year-old victim turned over his cellphone and wallet prior to all four suspects getting back into their vehicle and fleeing the scene.
The first suspect was described as a Hispanic male wearing a dark colored sweatshirt. The second suspect was described as a Hispanic male wearing a dark colored sweatshirt, with a light colored bandana partially covering his face and displaying a handgun. The other two suspects that exited the vehicle could only be described as Hispanic males. The suspects vehicle was described as a white, four door passenger car. No further suspect or vehicle information could be provided at this time. Both victims were not injured as a result of this incident.
If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to please 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.
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 email@example.com.
Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe
Released: 022518 0821