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Troopers Investigate Home Invasion-Dagsboro


Date Posted: Sunday, August 5th, 2018

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Dagsboro –The Delaware State Police are investigating a home invasion that occurred early this morning north of Dagsboro.

The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred at approximately 2:20 a.m., Sunday August 5, 2018 when Troopers responded to the 30000 block of Power Plant Road, Dagsboro for a reported home invasion robbery. Upon arrival, contact was made with the victim, a 51-year-old male, who advised that someone knocked on his travel trailer door and when he opened the door five black male suspects armed with firearms and wearing masks forced their way into his residence. Two of the suspects held him at gunpoint while other suspects ransacked his trailer before removing his cell phone. Prior to fleeing the trailer one of the suspects struck the victim’s head with a weapon causing a laceration to his head. Another suspect then tied the victim. The suspects then fled in an unknown direction.

The victim was transported to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspects were described as five black males who entered his travel trailer and were all armed. The suspects were wearing all black clothing with their faces covered.

This case continues to remain under investigation and if anyone has information in reference to this incident, they are asked to please contact Detective D. Cathell, Troop 4 Criminal Investigative Unit at 302-856-5850.  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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Released: 080518 1231

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