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Dover Post
  • Police investigate armed home invasion

  • Delaware State Police are investigating a home break-in that took place the morning of Jan. 20.
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  • The Delaware State Police Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating a home invasion style robbery that occurred in the DuPont Manor mobile home community early on Jan. 20.
    The incident took place at approximately 2:15 a.m. in a home in the 200 block of North Wilson Drive, said division spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.
    Three men, armed with handguns and baseball bats, forced their way into the home, and once inside demanded money. Once the residents turned over the cash as demanded, the suspects fled in an unknown direction.
    During their time inside, the suspects physically assaulted four of the residents, Fournier said. One, a 29-year-old man, was taken to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, where he was treated and released. The other three men refused medical treatment.
    Detectives have determined through preliminary interviews and investigation that this was not a random act, and the victims were targeted in the home invasion, Fournier said.
    The suspects were described as three black men wearing dark, hooded clothing and dark masks over their faces.
    Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit at Troop 3 at 697-2104. 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.”
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