Woman bound and robbed during home invasion

February 13, 2008 2:37:59 PM PST
New Castle County police are investigating an early morning home invasion. A 63-year-old woman was accosted inside her home by two gunmen who bound her and ransacked her residence before fleeing with some her grandson's belongings. County Police responded to the home in the 100 block of Dunbarton Drive just before 9:00 Tuesday morning.

The victim told police she heard a knock at her front door, but when she opened the door no one was there. When she turned around, she was confronted by two men who had broken into the home from the back of the residence. They pushed the victim into the living room area where they bound and blindfolded her.

She told police she could hear the intruders walking up and down her stairs several times before fleeing with items that belonged to her 18-year-old grandson.

The woman eventually freed herself. She called police once she no longer heard noises and believed the men had left the home. Officers searched the area. Witnesses said they saw a blue vehicle in the area around the time of the crime.

To offer information regarding this investigation, please contact the New Castle County Police Department at 395-8171, visit www.nccpd.com or call Crimestoppers at (800) TIP-3333.