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Victim Assaulted After Finding Intruder Inside of Residence 6-17-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-18716

Date/Time:  Monday, June 17th, 2019 at 12:29AM

Location: 100 Block of East Sheldrake Circle, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred early Monday morning.  At approximately 12:29AM, a male resident returned to his home.  A short time later, he discovered an unknown black male suspect in the stairwell of his home.  The suspect punched and kicked the victim before fleeing on foot.  The victim sustained minor injuries but refused medical treatment.  The suspect was described as being a black male, over 20 years of age, average build, wearing a t-shirt and shorts.  

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 may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.