20000 block of Coverdale Road, Bridgeville, DE
Date of Occurrence:
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 10:35 p.m.
70 year old male
Black male, 20-30 years of age, 5’10”-6’0” tall (No further physical description available). Last seen wearing dark clothing. Suspect armed with unknown type handgun.
Black male, unknown age, 5’06”-5’08” tall (No further physical description available). Last seen wearing dark clothing.
Bridgeville-The Delaware State Police are investigating the armed robbery of an elderly man that occurred in the 20000 block of Coverdale Road, Bridgeville, DE last evening.
The incident occurred at approximately 10:35 p.m. last night as the 70 year old male victim was inside his residence and heard knocking at the front door. The 70 year old male victim opened his door and was met by a suspect who requested assistance with a disabled vehicle. The victim proceeded outside to the front of his house to offer assistance when he was confronted by a second suspect armed with a handgun. Both suspects began to physically assault the victim, with one suspect striking him in the head and face with the handgun, forcing him to the ground and rifling through his pants pockets. The suspects then forced the victim back into the house and rummaged through various rooms removing an undisclosed amount of money. Both suspects fled the residence on foot in an unknown direction.
The 70 year old male victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released with multiple injuries.
If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact the Troop 4 Major Crimes at 302-856-5850 Extension #3 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Information may also be provided via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com
Send an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."