2 armed robberies minutes apart

July 5, 2009 7:01:02 PM PDT
New Castle County Detectives are currently investigating two armed robberies that occurred in the Hampton Walk Apartments early this morning. A family was robbed as they entered their home and a second residence had the door kicked in by a gunman who pointed a gun at a female victim while she was in bed. Today at 4:08 a.m., County Police responded to the area of the 1500 block of New Jersey Avenue for a report of a family that was robbed at gunpoint.

Five minutes later at 4:13, a second robbery was reported to have occurred at a home in the 1600 block of New Jersey Avenue. In the second robbery, a Hispanic female was sleeping when she was startled by a man who was pointing a handgun at her while she was in bed. The subject stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim before he fled through a window and ran off on foot.

In the first crime, a Hispanic family had just returned home and was accosted at gunpoint as they were walking into their apartment building. The suspect in both cases is believed to be the same gunman who is described as a thin black male who stood about 6 feet tall and was wearing a dark colored matching sweatshirt and pants.

To offer information regarding this investigation, please contact the New Castle County Police Department at (302) 395-8110 or visit their website at www.nccpd.com to leave a crime tip. Citizens may also text "NCCPD" followed by your tip to 847411 (TIP 411).

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