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Troopers: Three Armed Suspects Pistol-Whip 73-Year-Old During Home Invasion

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Milton- The Delaware State Police are investigating a home invasion that occurred last evening, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on October 27, 2019, at approximately 10:29 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the 24000 block of Milton Ellendale Highway in reference to a home invasion robbery.

Upon arrival, Troopers learned that three unknown male subjects had entered the residence through a rear door. Once inside, the suspects proceeded to a bedroom, where they made contact with a 73-year-old male resident who was sleeping. The suspects began demanding money and physically assaulted the victim, striking him with handguns. The suspects proceeded to ransack the kitchen area of the residence and obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and a laptop computer prior to fleeing the scene.

The victim was transported to a local area hospital with serious injuries.

The suspects were described as three black males armed with handguns.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact, Troop 4, Major Crimes Unit, Detective Bluto at 302-856-5850. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

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