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Suspect Sought in Rehoboth Area Attempted Robbery at Gunpoint

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- Police are investigating an attempted robbery of a woman at gunpoint at her Rehoboth Beach area home.

Delaware State Police said that at around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, a man knocked on the door of a home in the 100 block of Truitt Avenue. Troopers said that when the 66-year-old female homeowner answered the door, the man was holding a handgun and demanded her purse.

According to police, when the woman went to get her purse, the man ran away, possibly because he heard the woman's 34-year-old son who was at the home at that time. The woman was not hurt in the robbery attempt.

Police are describing the suspect as black, between 25 and 30 years of age, between 5-foot-4 and 5-foot-6, 140 to 160 pounds, wearing a dark gray jacket, gray hooded sweatshirt and a scarf covering his face.

Anyone with information about the incident they is asked to contact Detective K. Archer at 302-752-3791. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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