Police: Suspect Uses Social Media To Rob Man In Broad Daylight, Know Him?

Detectives with the New Castle County Division of Police are investigating the robbery of a man in the community of Hamilton Park in New Castle.

Police said on October 7th, officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of North Street for a robbery report. When they arrived the officers learned that the caller had driven to this area to sell his motorcycle to a person he met on social media.

When the victim arrived he was approached by a subject who claimed to be the person he was communicating with online, according to police. After a brief conversation about the motorcycle, the subject asked to sit on the bike.

According to the victim, while the subject was seated on the bike, he went to his truck to get a tool. It was at this point he heard the motorcycle start and ran to grab onto the motorcycle. The subject struck the victim and drove off on the motorcycle towards the city of Wilmington, according to police.

Detectives have assumed the investigation and are asking anyone who can identify the subject to contact Detective Mancuso at (302)395-2743 or email him at Jmancuso@nccde.org.

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