Police Conduct Kidnapping Investigation

New Castle County Police are currently investigating a kidnapping that occurred in the community of Top of the Hill Apartments.

(Wilmington, Del. – 19809) Yesterday (Feb 13) at about 11:00 p.m., County Police were dispatched to an area hospital for a reported kidnapping that occurred in the community of Top of the Hill Apartments.  Police contacted the victim who advised that she exited her car at approximately 8:45 p.m. when she was approached by a man armed with a handgun. The suspect forced the victim into a vehicle and drove the victim to an ATM on Marsh Rd. where he demanded the victim withdraw money.  During the incident, the suspect talked out loud with himself.  The suspect physically assaulted the victim by punching her. The suspect and victim returned to the community where the suspect released the victim and fled.

The suspect is described as a thinly built middle aged white male approximately 5’8” tall wearing a ski-mask.

The victim was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives responded to the scene and are currently investigating.

A dark colored SUV may be involved in this incident.

This is an active and ongoing investigation; further details will be released as the investigation continues.

Police are asking anyone with surveillance footage of the area or information pertaining to this investigation to please contact New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department. Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.

A reward of up to $20,000.00 is available to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of those responsible for violent crimes being investigated by this agency.