Two armed men burst into a home in the Lakeland Mobile Home Park Dec. 20, assaulted two residents and fled with cash.
Troopers with the Delaware State Police are investigating a Dover home invasion and assault. The incident took place at approximately 7:15 p.m. Dec. 20, at a residence on Michigan Avenue in the Lakeland Mobile Home Park, said police spokesman Sgt. Paul Shavack. Their investigation has revealed that two masked men, both armed with handguns, went into the home through an unsecured door, Shavack said. Once inside, the men assaulted a 43-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy; they then ransacked the home, took an undisclosed amount of cash and then fled. Both victims were hospitalized with minor injuries, although he did not have information on their status, Shavack said. The suspects were described as black man, dressed in black clothing, wearing ski masks, Shavack said. No other description was available, he added. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Delaware State Police Criminal Investigation Unit at 741-2814. Tips also maybe left by using the DSP Mobile Crime Tip app, available for download at www.delaware.gov/apps. Information also may be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333, via the Internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”