Two suspects sought in Magnolia home invasion

MAGNOLIA — Delaware State Police is investigating a home invasion that occurred early Sunday morning.

The investigation began at about 3:40 a.m. Sunday, State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale, Sunday, after troopers were told to respond to a residence located in the 100 block of Woodville Drive, Magnolia, for the report of a home invasion. Upon arriving, troopers were told that two male suspects had forced entry into the home which was occupied by two adults and one juvenile.

The suspects, who were both armed with unknown make and model handguns, confronted the residents and demanded money and drugs from them, police said. The adult female victim was struck by one of the suspects, suffering a minor injury to her head.

All three were detained as the suspects proceeded to rummage through the home, removing an undisclosed amount of cash and cell phones, police said. The suspects fled from the home in an unknown direction.

The two suspects were described as black males dressed in all dark clothing and wearing masks covering their faces. One of the suspects was 6 feet tall while the second was 5-foot 4-inches tall. Both were armed, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Troop 3 at (302) 697-8495, by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333, at or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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