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Delaware State Police Investigating Armed Robbery- Laurel


Date Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

Laurel- Delaware State Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Monday night on 4th Street, Bridgeville.

Delaware State Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at approximately 12:08 a.m. on September 29, 2020. The investigation revealed a 20-year-old male was in his residence and caught two male suspects attempting to break into his step-father’s white Toyota Camry and neighbor’s Toyota Corolla, which were parked outside. The victim confronted the suspects when he was pistol-whipped by one of the suspects and his wallet containing an undisclosed amount of money was removed from his front pant pocket. The victim yelled for his 28-year-old family member to come outside. When the family member exited the residence, he threw his cellphone at the suspect, striking him. The suspect then pointed a handgun at the family member before fleeing the area on foot. During that same time, the second suspect was looking through the neighbor’s Corolla before fleeing on foot in an unknown direction. The victim was treated at the scene by emergency medical services for his injury.

The first suspect is described as a black male wearing dark-colored shorts and a dark-colored shirt.

The second suspect is described as a black male wearing dark-colored shorts and a dark-colored hoodie.

There is no video surveillance available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Detective C. Simpson with Delaware State Police Troop 4 Criminal Investigative Unit by calling 302-752-3855 or emailing Charles.W.Simpson@delaware.gov. 

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

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