Police are searching for three men who allegedly broke into a Selbyville home during the early morning hours of July 24 and assaulted two people in the residence.
According to the Delaware State Police, the incident occurred around 12:50 a.m. as three men entered the residence on Rooster Road. A 30-year-old man and his 22-year-old girlfriend were inside the home. Police said one of the suspects, armed with an unknown type of handgun, demanded money from the two just before a physical altercation occurred between the male victim and one of the suspects. Police said the female victim attempted to intervene, and both victims were struck in the head with a slap stapler. Police said the male victim escaped through the back door and to a neighbor’s house where he called 911. Police said all three suspects fled the residence, but not before one took the female victim’s purse containing an undisclosed amount of cash. Police said the victims were transported to Beebe Medical Center where they were treated and released with non-life threatening injuries.
Police said they have determined through a preliminary investigation that this was not a random act, and the victims may have been targeted.
Police said all the suspects are black males. One is described as being of a large build, wearing a hooded sweatshirt and mask covering his face, and armed with an unknown type of handgun. The second is described as being of average build, wearing a hoodie and mask covering his face, and armed with a black slap stapler. The third is described as being of average build, wearing a tan shirt, tan camouflage cargo shorts and a Panama Jack type hat with chin strap, and armed with a dark colored wooden object.
If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are asked to contact police by calling (302) 856-5850 or by utilizing the DSP Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at www.delaware.gov/apps. Information may also be submitted to Delaware Crime Solvers by calling 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.”