Dover Police Now Say Woman Was Raped During Wednesday’s Home Invasion, Arrest Made


Dover – On Wednesday, February 14th, at approximately 3:30 PM, Dover Police detectives were notified that there was also a female victim in the home invasion at Woodcrest Apartments that occurred earlier that morning, according to M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer.

Hoffman said both male victims failed to disclose to investigating officers at the time that there was a female in the home when the home invasion occurred. It was later learned that a 19-year-old female was also ordered to partially undress and was sexually assaulted by one of the suspects, according to Hoffman.

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Further investigation led to Mahdi Wilson, 25, of Dover, being identified as a suspect involved in the Woodcrest Apartment home invasion and sexual assault of the female victim, said Hoffman. Wilson was arrested without incident on Friday, February 16th, 2018 at approximately 2:00 PM by Dover Police detectives with assistance from the First State Fugitive Task Force.

Wilson was charged with Home Invasion, Robbery 1st Degree (2x), Conspiracy 2nd Degree, Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony, Wearing a Disguise During Commission of Felony, Assault 3rd Degree (2x), Rape 1st Degree (3x)
Bond information in not available atthis time.

The investigation into the Woodcrest Apartments home invasion, as well as others that recently occurred in the Dover area, remain under investigation.

Orginal Report

Dover – Beginning in the early morning hours on Sunday, February 11, 2017, Dover and the surrounding area has seen a rash of takeover-style home invasions with . During these robberies, four families have been robbed at gunpoint by varying numbers black males wearing a mask over their faces. In addition to the four robberies, another attempt was thwarted when the family dog scared off the intruders.

The latest home invasion occurred at Woodcrest Apartments on Wednesday, February 14th, according to M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer. Hoffman said police were notified of the incident at 3:25 AM.
Upon arrival, one of the male victims advised officers that he was leaving his residence at 1:30 AM when he was approached by two black male suspects as he was shutting his apartment door. Both suspects forced entry into the residence, one armed with a black and silver handgun, and demanded money after forcing the victims to lay on the floor, said Hoffman. (Read more below the map)

The suspects then stole two XBOX game systems, jewelry, wallet, clothing, cellular phones, and vehicle keys, said Hoffman. The victims feared getting up for a period of time, believing the suspects were still in the apartment. Once they got up, they discovered their cellphones had been stolen and had to notify police using a neighbor’s phone. The suspects were described as two black males, wearing all black clothing, and wearing black masks.


Anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130.

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