Update: On Wednesday, February 14th, at approximately 3:30PM, Dover Police detectives were notified that there was also a female victim in the home invasion at Woodcrest Apartments that occurred earlier that morning. 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. Further investigation led to Mahdi Wilson (25) being identified as a suspect involved in the Woodcrest Apartment home invasion and sexual assault of the female victim. Wilson was arrested without incident on Friday, February 16th, 2018 at approximately 2:00PM by Dover Police detectives with assistance from the First State Fugitive Task Force.
The investigation into the Woodcrest Apartments home invasion, as well as others that recently occurred in the Dover area, remain under investigation at this time. 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.
Wilson was charged with the following offenses:
-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 was not available at time of release.
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 between 1:30AM and 3:00AM
Location: 900 Block of Woodcrest Drive, Dover, DE
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
The Dover Police Department is investigating an early morning home invasion that occurred at Woodcrest Apartments on Wednesday, February 14th. Police were notified of the incident at 3:25AM. Upon arrival, one of the male victims advised officers that he was leaving his residence at 1:30AM 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. The suspects then stole two XBOX game systems, jewelry, wallet, clothing, cellular phones, and vehicle keys. 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.
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.