Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Felton/Dover- The Delaware State Police are investigating two home invasions that occurred earlier this morning.
The preliminary investigation has determined that the first incident occurred on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at approximately 12:23 a.m. when Troopers responded to the 100 block of Sandalwood Drive, Felton for a reported home invasion. Upon arrival, contact was made with a 22-year-old male resident and his 22-year-old girlfriend who advised they were awoke by a loud noise and heard subjects entering their residence. Further investigation revealed that four masked subjects, displaying handguns had forced entry into the residence through the front door, demanding drugs and money. The suspects eventually took an electronic game console, a small safe and a wallet prior to fleeing the scene in an unknown direction.
Also present in the residence during this incident was a two-year-old child. The two 22-year-old victims along with the child were not injured as a result of this incident.
The second incident occurred on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at approximately 1:36 a.m. when Troopers responded to the unit block of Kentwood Drive, Dover for a reported home invasion. Upon arrival, contact was made with a 58-year-old female resident and her 32-year-old daughter who advised that three masked suspects in which at least one was armed with a handgun had forced entry through the front door. The suspects had taken drug paraphernalia and cigarettes prior to fleeing the scene in an unknown direction. Both victims were not injured as a result of this incident.
The suspects in both incidences could only be described as males, wearing dark colored clothing, with masks covering their faces and displaying firearms.
Both cases continue to remain under investigation by the Major Crimes Unit, and anyone with information pertaining to either incident is asked to please contact Detective J. Dear at 302-698-8540. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe
Released: 021318 1006