Authorities investigate two home invasions in Del.; multiple suspects sought

Two home invasions remain under investigation, after authorities say multiple suspects invaded the homes while residents were present, in Delaware.

Delaware State Police say on Tuesday, at approximately 12:23 AM, troopers responded to the 100 block of Sandalwood Drive for a reported home invasion. Once on scene, in Felton, troopers say a 22-year-old resident and his 22-year-old girlfriend reported that a loud noise woke them, and they heard subjects coming into the home. Further investigation revealed that four masked suspects with handguns had forced entry into the home through the front door, demanding drugs and money.

Authorities say a two-year-old child was also present during the incident. No one was injured as a result of this incident.

DSP reports that the second incident happened just after 1:30 AM, when troopers responded to the unit block of Kentwood Drive, in Dover, for a reported home invasion. Upon arrival, authorities say a 58-year-old woman and her 32-year-old daughter reported that three masked suspects had forced entry into the front door of their residence. At least one of the suspects was reportedly armed with a handgun.

According to the report, the suspects stole drug paraphernalia and cigarettes, before fleeing the scene. 

Law enforcement says the suspects involved in both incidents can only be described as men wearing dark colored clothing with masks covering their faces and displaying firearms.

Both cases remain under investigation by the DSP Major Crime Unit.

Anyone with information related to either incident is asked to call Detective J. Dear at 302-698-8540 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

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