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Del. Police Probe 2 Home Invasions in Kent County

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KENT COUNTY, Del.- Delaware State Police are investigating two violent home invasions that occurred early Tuesday in Kent County.
 
Police said the first incident occurred at approximately 2:57 a.m. as two male suspects, one armed with a shotgun, forced their way into a home located on the 100 block of Maple Oaks Lane in Twin Oaks Mobile Home Park west of Kenton.

Troopers said that once inside, the suspects entered a bedroom where a 32-year-old male was sleeping and demanded money.  The victim complied and handed over his wallet, which contained an undisclosed amount of cash. Investigators said the victim then jumped through his bedroom window in an attempt to escape the robbers and fled to a neighboring trailer where he called 9-1-1.  The suspects then fled the home in a northern direction through the park.  The victim was taken by EMS to a local hospital where he was treated and released for the injuries he sustained while fleeing the home.
 
Police said the second incident was called in to the Kent County Emergency Operations Center at around 3:02 a.m. after four masked suspects broke into a home on the unit block of Briar Lane in the Briar Park Development near Camden. 

Troopers said that once inside the home, the suspects confronted the three residents with handguns and began tying them up. A 29-year-old male victim was then physically assaulted by one of the suspects before the suspects fled the house in an unknown direction with a shotgun, ammunition, a cellphone, and an undisclosed amount of money. 

The 29-year-old victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released. His parents, who were also inside the home at the time of the incident, were not injured in the incident.
 
Police said detectives they have determined through preliminary interviews and investigation that these were not random acts, and the victims may have been targeted in the home invasion. These incidents are not believed to be related to one another, troopers said. 
 
Anyone with information about either of these incidents is asked to contact the DSP Troop 3 Major Crimes Unit at (302) 697-2104 or by utilizing the DSP Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at: http://www.delaware.gov/apps/.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

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