Delaware prosecutors secured a guilty verdict in a jury trial for a 33-year-old Philadelphia man who now faces decades in prison on several charges relating to an armed home invasion.
In July 2015, a man living in a home on Foulk Road opened his door after a man with a pizza box knocked on the door. Prosecutors said Andrew Allen forced his way inside the home, shoving a gun into the victim. Allen restrained the victim with duct tape and beat him while rummaging through the home, eventually taking cash before leaving.
A Superior Court jury convicted Allen of Robbery First Degree, 4 counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Home Invasion, Burglary Second Degree, Assault Second Degree, and Conspiracy Second Degree.
The court will hold a sentencing hearing in March of 2019, where Allen faces a minimum of 22 years in prison.
Deputy Attorneys General Amanda DiLiberto and Marc Petrucci worked alongside retired Detective Steven Rizzo of the Delaware State Police served as the chief investigating officer, with Department of Justice social worker Kristen Fluharty-Emory and paralegals Lisa Loikith and Julie Caputo in the prosecution of Allen.