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Robbery Victim Struck by Machete

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NEW CASTLE, Del. - Police in northern Delaware are investigating a robbery that ended with the victim being struck by a machete.

It happened shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday at Maple Hill Townhouses in New Castle. According to New Castle County Police, three suspects approached the 39-year-old male victim while he was walking on an unpaved path in the Wilton community.

One of the suspects told the victim to empty his pockets. The suspects grabbed an undisclosed amount of money and ran. Before taking off, one of the suspects struck the victim with a machete in the upper torso, according to police. The victim was taken to Christiana Medical Center. His condition is unknown.

Two of the suspects were described as black males. One was between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-10, medium build and 25-30 years of age. The second suspect is described as between 6-foot-2 and 6-foot-3, medium build, 25-30 years of age, with long hair and wearing dark clothing. He was armed with a machete. There was no description available of the third suspect.
 
Anyone with information is asked to call the New Castle County Police Department at (302) 395-8110.

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