Police Investigate Home Invasion

Wilmington – County Police said that on Friday at around 12:30 p.m, officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Hertford Road in reference to a home invasion that had just occurred.

When officers arrived the 81-year-old victim stated at around 12:20 p.m., the suspect, described as a black male, knocked on his front door.

The victim answered the door then left to retrieve something from within the residence, which is when the suspect forced his way in, according to police.  Officials said that a physical altercation ensued which resulted in the victim sustaining an injury. Police said the suspect then stole items from the residence and fled in a red two-door car. The victim’s disabled adult son, who was home at the time, was not injured during this incident. The victim received emergency medical treatment on scene.

Detectives have assumed the investigation are asking anyone with information to please contact New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department. Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.

A reward of up to $20,000.00 is available to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of those responsible for violent crimes being investigated by this agency.

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