Daughter robs mother at knifepoint

NEW CASTLE, Del. - October 12, 2008 New Castle County Police are looking for Victoria Bridgewater, a 19-year-old female who resides in the 100 block of Winder Road in the community of Garfield Park. She is wanted for robbing her mother at knifepoint, physically assaulting her and then stealing her car, purse, cell phone and other personal items.

On Sunday morning at 11:09 a.m., County Police responded to a home in the 100 block of Winder Road for a report of a domestic with a weapon. When the officers arrived, they contacted the 45-year-old female victim who reported her daughter, Victoria Bridgewater, had just come home demanding money. Victoria proceeded to rifle through her mother's purse taking credit cards, cell phone, keys, and her work badge. The victim then exited the residence to get the car keys out of her car because she did not want Victoria using it.

Victoria then grabbed a knife from the kitchen and confronted her mother again. She threatened to punch her mother in the face and stab her with the knife if she did not hand over her ATM card. The mother refused Victoria's demand, only to be met with a punch in the face causing a bruise to her right eye.

Fearing for her safety, the victim then ran toward her neighbor's house with Victoria in hot pursuit. As the victim banged on her neighbor's door, the door swung open and she was able to shut the door behind her and gain refuge inside the residence. Victoria then fled the scene in the victim's red Kia Sephia.

While the officers were conducting their investigation, the victim received a call from work stating that Victoria was there and demanded to get the victim's purse from her locker. Victoria was turned away and then preceded to the parking lot where she slashed tires belonging to the victim's co-workers. Victoria then called the victim again and demanded money.

Victoria Bridgewater should be considered armed and dangerous. If encountered, do not approach her. Immediately call 911. A warrant is on file for Bridgewater for the following charges: attempted robbery, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, aggravated menacing, assault, terroristic threatening, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.


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