Group Of Masked Gunmen Invade Two Dover-Area Homes This Morning

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Felton/Dover- The Delaware State Police are investigating two home invasions that occurred earlier this morning, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the preliminary investigation has determined that the first incident occurred on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at approximately 12:23 a.m. when Troopers responded to the 100 block of Sandalwood Drive, Felton for a reported home invasion.

Upon arrival, contact was made with a 22-year-old male resident and his 22-year-old girlfriend who advised they were awoken by a loud noise and heard subjects entering their residence, said Jaffe.

Further investigation revealed that four masked subjects, displaying handguns had forced entry into the residence through the front door, demanding drugs and money. The suspects eventually took an electronic game console, a small safe and a wallet prior to fleeing the scene in an unknown direction, according to Jaffe.

Neither of the two victims nor their 2-year-old child was injured as a result of this incident.

A second incident occurred a little over an hour later. At approximately 1:36 a.m. Troopers responded to the unit block of Kentwood Drive, Dover for the second reported home invasion. Upon arrival, Troopers made contact with a 58-year-old female resident and her 32-year-old daughter who advised that three masked suspects, at least one armed with a handgun, forced entry through their front door, according to Jaffe. The suspects had taken drug paraphernalia and cigarettes prior to fleeing the scene in an unknown direction, said Jaffee. Both victims were uninjured in this incident.

The suspects in both incidences could only be described as males, wearing dark colored clothing, with masks covering their faces and displaying firearms.

Both cases continue to remain under investigation by the Major Crimes Unit, and anyone with information pertaining to either incident is asked to please contact Detective J. Dear at 302-698-8540. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

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