FRANKFORD, Del.- Delaware State Police have arrested four suspects in connection with a home invasion robbery that occurred near Frankford on Thursday evening.
Police said the incident occurred shortly after 9 p.m. as three male suspects broke into the home located in the 37000 block of Carolina Drive in the Plantation Park subdivision. Troopers said that once inside, one of the suspects, who was later identified as Antonio Perdow, 23, of Millsboro, pointed a handgun at the eight victims and ordered them to the floor before demanding their money.
According to police, two of the suspects then forced a 58-year-old female victim and a 24-year-old female victim to drive them to the Fulton Bank in Ocean View where they could withdraw money from an ATM. Troopers said that after a couple of attempts to obtain the cash, the 58-year-old victim began to pull her vehicle away before she was blocked in by officers from the Ocean View and South Bethany police departments, which had been alerted to the kidnapping through the Emergency Operations Center.
Perdow and suspect Earl T. Garrison, 51, of Georgetown were taken into custody by the officers without incident. The officers also reportedly seized a small caliber revolver from the vehicle.
The two other suspects left the original location of the home invasion and were soon located by a trooper after dispatchers put out a description of their vehicle. Police said the trooper found the suspects parked in the parking lot of Hocker's Deli in Millville and as the trooper was attempting to identify them, one of the two ran away after giving a fictitious name. He was later located in the same area and taken into custody without further incident.
Authorities said the two remaining suspects, identified as Leroy N. Cooper, 27, of Selbyville, who was determined to the driver of the car that brought the other three suspects to the house, and Trey J. Goodman, 27, of Preston, Md., were then transported back to Troop 4 along with Perdow and Garrison.
All four suspects were charged with first-degree robbery, attempted first-degree robbery, home invasion, second-degree conspiracy and endangering the welfare of a child. Perdow, Garrison and Goodman were additionally charged with first-degree kidnapping, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited.
The suspects are each being held in the Sussex Correctional Institution on cash bonds.
None of the victims were injured in this incident, police said.
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