Bizarre Home Invasion Crime In Lewes

by Dave on September 14, 2010

Monday September 13, 2010 Delaware State Police investigated a home invasion in Sussex West mobile home park. State Troopers went to a residence on Whitehaven Way Sussex West and were confronted by a 53 year old victim obviously scared and shaken about the ordeal around 1:27 p.m.

Detectives upon arrival on scene learned from the victim the following circumstances. A 53 year old woman and 36 year old male on Sunday September 12, 2010 were at the residence around 10:00 p.m. The residence is owned by the 53 year old woman.

Troopers were advised that the 53 year old victim and 36 year old man were walking from the kitchen to the garage to smoke cigarettes. As the victim approached the door it suddenly burst open and the suspects entered pushing the victim’s to the floor.

The victim’s were confronted at gunpoint and their hands and feet were then duct taped. The 53 year old female victim was duct taped to a wheel chair. The suspects then placed her into a closet.

The 36 year old victim was then forced to perform errands for the suspects. The 36 year old male was forced to use the 53 year old victim’s credit card at area businesses and bank ATM machines. The victim was told not to notify the police or the woman would be killed. The 53 year old woman is the stepmother to the 36 year old male. The 36 year old male was also forced to pawn a Sanyo television and two Sony speakers. Delaware State Police did recover these items from the pawn shop.

Next on Monday September 13, 2010 1:27 p.m. the third victim a 24 year old Lewes man went to the Whitehaven Way residence to check on the other aforementioned victims. The 24 year old Lewes man knocked on the door and yelled into the window to get the other victim’s attention. When the 24 year old male did not receive an answer he entered the residence and was confronted by a suspect described as 5-08 to 5-09 muscular built male, black hair, Asian facial features, tan khakis and a muscle shirt and mask.

The suspect pointed a gun at the victim and a struggle ensued. The suspect struck the 24 year old male several times on the head with the handgun. The Lewes man was able to escape the assault and fled to a nearby residence for help. The Lewes man dialed 911 and as Troop 7 units arrived they were met by the 53 year old female victim, who had freed herself running from her residence.

The suspects are believed to have fled after assaulting the 24 year old man and prior to police arrival. All of the facts of the complaint are still being investigated by State Police detectives so every detail is still being obtained.

I do not have the information as to where the 36 year old male was following the assault on the 24 year old male. Once I can obtained that information it will be disseminated.

The 53 and 36 year old victim’s sustained abrasions to the knee and ankle from being duct taped. The 24 year old victim sustained a head laceration that required stitches. The 24 year old victim is believed to be the only person requiring medical treatment at Beebe Hospital Lewes.

Callers may remain anonymous. Tips may also be forwarded to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-333 3 or on line at www.tipsubmit.com.

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Anyone with information pertaining to this case is asked to call investigators at 302-856-5850 ext. 209 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

DSP press release

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