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Elderly Woman Sexually Assaulted by Intruder 12-29-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-43370

Date/Time:  Thursday, December 29th, 2016 between 12:10AM and 12:27AM

Location: Lake Club Apartments, 400 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department is investigating a sexual assault of an elderly woman living in Lake Club Apartments.  Between 12:10AM and 12:27AM, an unknown black male suspect entered the victim’s apartment through a patio door.  Once inside, he proceeded to a bedroom in the residence and sexually assaulted the woman.  The suspect fled the residence through the same patio door that was used to make entry.  The victim was treated at Kent General Hospital.  The suspect is described as a black male with a beard, wearing multiple layers of clothing, and a blue jacket.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on-line at http://www.tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App