Troopers: Man And His Mother Assaulted During Robbery


Lincoln- Delaware State Police are investigating the robbery of a mother and son which occurred in front of their Lincoln area home, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the incident occurred at approximately 8:15 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017 at a residence in the unit block of Swiggetts Mill Road, Lincoln. A 27-year-old male, and his 44-year-old mother were standing in the front yard of their residence when they were approached by two subjects, who immediately began assaulting the male, according to Austin.

During the course of the assault the subjects removed his wallet which contained an undisclosed amount of money, said Austin. The mother attempted to intervene, at which time she was also assaulted, added Austin. After obtaining the wallet both subjects fled on foot towards Fleatown Road.

Both victims were transported to Milford Memorial Hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries and released.

The suspects could only be described as males, wearing all dark clothing, with covered faces.

If anyone has information regarding this incident they are asked to contact Troop 7 at 302-644-5020. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at [email protected].