Delaware

DSP: Suspects rob Willards man with a handgun after victim's vehicle becomes disabled

FRANKFORD, Del. - Police say that they are currently investigating the robbery of a 28-year-old man, while his vehicle was disabled along a Sussex County roadway, on Monday, in Frankford.

According to Delaware State Police, at 10:59 PM on Monday, a 28-year-old Willards man was stopped along Roxana Road, because his vehicle was disabled. Two men reportedly stopped and made contact with the victim as if they were going to provide him with help. The two men allegedly went back to their own vehicle and one of them got a handgun.

Police say that the victim was then ordered at gunpoint to get down on the ground. As the victim was down on the ground, he was struck in the head with the handgun by one of the suspects. The suspects allegedly took a wallet and jewelry from the victim and cash was taken from the victim's vehicle.

The suspects then fled in an unknown made and model vehicle, southbound on Roxana Road. The victim suffered a minor injury to his head and refused medical treatment at the scene. Police say that the suspect with the handgun is described as a man who is 25-30 years old, 6'00" to 6'02" tall and 190-200 pounds. He was reportedly wearing a light colored shirt and gray sweatpants. No description was provided on the second suspect or the vehicle in which they fled.

Anyone with information is asked to call Troop Four Major Crimes Unit at 302-856-5850. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet.


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