Delaware State Police continue to investigate a Dagsboro home-invasion robbery that occurred in late January.
According to police, on Jan. 23, about 11:15 p.m., a 26-year-old woman returned from work to her home on Piney Neck Road and parked in her driveway. There, they said, three black men confronted her as she exited her vehicle.
At that time, police said, she was forced to the ground, with one of the suspects allegedly displaying an unknown make and model of handgun. Two of the suspects then allegedly forced her into the residence and demanded money.
According to the DSP, the victim complied and gave one of the suspects an undisclosed amount of money. The victim reported that a third black man stood next to the residence.
Police said all three suspects then fled in an unknown direction. The 26-year-old victim was not injured during the encounter.
At the time of the incident, surveillance photos were not available; however, some were recently released.
The suspects depicted in the photos appear to be wearing masks over their faces, with their hoods from their sweatshirts pulled over their heads. The car shown in the photos is not the suspects’ vehicle, police noted.
Law-enforcement officials suggested that those who feel uncomfortable or hear suspicious noises contact police by calling 911. Although not all precautionary measures can completely protect residents from crime, they said, having motion-sensing outdoor lighting, as well as a home alarm system, can help in such incidents.
Those who may have any information about the January incident are being asked to contact Detective Doughty at (302) 856-5850, ext. 216. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”