Early-morning home invasion in Seaford area

SEAFORD – Delaware State Police are investigating a home invasion that occurred early Tuesday morning near Seaford.

State police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said troopers responded to a residence in the 8700 block of Garden Lane around 2 a.m. May 7.

Troopers discovered the entire residence had been ransacked. It was reported that three suspects entered the residence armed with handguns.

During this incident, four residents were in the house, ranging from ages 10 to 59.

One of the victims, a 36-year-old man, was assaulted by one of the suspects, Cpl. Jaffe said. The victim sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment. The other three residents were not injured.

The suspects are described as black males, armed with handguns, wearing dark clothing and face-masks, ranging from 5-6 to 6-0 tall.

The suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash, two handguns, a surveillance system and a house pet prior to fleeing the scene.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Troop 4, Det. McCabe at 752-3798.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

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