64-Year-Old Carjacked In Milton

Milton – The Delaware State Police are investigating a carjacking that took place yesterday afternoon near Cool Springs Farm south of Milton, according to State Police.

Troopers said that at around 5:35 p.m. Monday November 21, 2016 as a 64-year-old male was approached by a man near the 19000 block of East Meadowview Drive who needed a ride home.  The victim agreed and began driving to the end of East Meadowview Drive where the man turns the ignition off, grabs the victim by the throat, and tells him he’s taking the car.  The male victim exits the car along with the suspect, who then re-enters on the driver’s side and drives away in an unknown direction.

The 64-year-old victim was uninjured in the incident and was able to call 9-1-1 from a nearby residence.  The vehicle, a Mazda Miata, was located a short time later abandoned on Lewes-Georgetown Highway (US9).

The suspect was described as a black male, 25-35 years old, 6’02”-6’04” tall, 200-210 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes, wearing brown overalls . The suspect appeared to be unarmed.

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