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Information Sought In Two Dewey Beach Burglaries

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DEWEY BEACH, Del. - Police say they are investigating two similar burglaries that happened on Tuesday, in the area of Dewey Beach.

Delaware State Police say just after 4:05 AM, in the 200 block of Swedes Street, the 21-year-old female in the home was awakened to the sound of an intruder. The suspect who was reportedly described as a white male, 6' 00" tall, with short hair, was standing in the victim's bedroom, and fled with her purse and cell phone once detected.

While Police were investigating that incident, they says the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center received a second call just before 5:00 AM, from a person saying that someone was in their Elizabeth Avenue home.

According to the report, a 40-year-old male and his wife were sleeping, when the wife woke up to sounds of someone in the house. Police say she then woke up her husband, who chased the suspect out of the residence, while the suspect jumped a neighbor's fence continuing toward Dewey Beach. The suspect, who had a similar description to that of the first incident, reportedly got away with an undisclosed amount of cash from the victims' wallets.

The two homes are apparently within a three block radius of each other.

Anyone who may have information about either of these incidents is asked to contact Det. D. Cathell at 302-856-5850 ext. 214 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Tips can also be submitted to the DSP Mobile Crime App, texting DSP to CRIMES (274637), or by visiting the TipSubmit website.

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