Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance With Information on Home Invasion- Smyrna

SmyrnaThe Delaware State Police are investigating a home invasion that took place at a Smyrna area residence Friday night.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:52 p.m., Friday, October 9, 2020, at a residence located on Wheatleys Pond Rd., Smyrna. Upon arrival, it was reported that a suspect made forced entry into the home and was confronted by the 87 year-old homeowner/victim. The victim had a handgun and extended towards the suspect. However, the suspect was able to take the gun away from the victim, and fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction.

The victim was not injured from the incident.

The suspect is described as an unknown male dressed in all dark clothing.

This investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective Weinstein of the Troop 3 Criminal Investigations Unit by calling 302-698-8443.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Corporal/1 Jason Hatchell

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