Delaware State Police this week were still looking for the suspect in a June 27 home-invasion robbery near Frankford.
Police said that, last Thursday, around 10:20 p.m., a black man, about 5 feet, 10 inches to 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighing around 140 to 160 pounds, with an average build and short black hair had entered the residents of a 26-year-old Frankford-area man in the 34000 block of DuPont Boulevard (Route 113).
According to the DSP, the 26-year-old victim was sleeping in his bedroom when he heard noise coming from the kitchen. When the victim entered the kitchen, they said, he observed an intruder standing next to a table where an undisclosed amount of cash was laying and then saw him take the money.
When the victim attempted to subdue the intruder, police said, he was punched in the face. The suspect then fled the residence in an unknown direction. He did not display a weapon during the incident, the DSP noted.
DSP Public Information Officer Master Cpl. Gary E. Fournier said that police cannot recommend whether or not a person should confront an intruder, but he did suggest they call the police immediately.
“The only thing we suggest as state police is to dial 911 immediately. If you hear something going on in your house and it’s an unusual noise or anything of that nature, contact the police immediately so that we can start that way and, hopefully, intercept whomever that person is,” he said.
“We would not suggest taking actions into your own hands, only because of the safety of yourself and others that may be in your house,” he added.
Police said the victim in the incident did not require medical treatment as a result.
Fournier said it is unknown whether or not the intruder and victim knew each other prior to the incident.
The suspect was last seen wearing a white shirt, dark pants and black shoes.
If anyone has any information in reference to the incident, they are being asked to contact Troop 4 at (302) 856-5850. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the Internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”