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Home Invasion of Elderly Woman in Woodcrest Development 2-2-14

Incident #: 50-14-02712     Date/Time: Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 2:30PM

Location:  800 Block of Woodcrest Drive, Dover, DE

The Dover Police Department responded to a Home Invasion at 2:30PM on Sunday, February 2nd.  The incident occurred at 800 Block of Woodcrest Drive when an unknown black male suspect approached an 83-year-old female victim while she was in her garage.  The suspect confronted the woman with a small black handgun and forced her into the residence, where a brief struggle ensued.  The suspect demanded the keys to the victims vehicle, however the victim did not provide the keys to him.  The suspect then forced the victim into her basement while he looked through her personal belongings.  The suspect fled a short time later without any of the victims property.  The victim sustained minor injuries and is expected to recover.   Anyone with any information should contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111.  You may also submit an anonymous tip with Delaware Crime Stoppers by phone at: 1-800-847-3333 or online at:  http://delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.  Potential witnesses would be anyone who may have seen the suspect walking in the Woodcrest development between 1:00PM-2:30PM on the day of the incident.

Suspect Description: Black Male, 20’s or 30’s, Average to tall height, dark complexion, and dark clothing