Police Conduct Kidnapping Investigation, Update

New Castle County Police detectives continue their investigation into the kidnapping of a woman that occurred at the Top of the Hill Apartment Complex and have learned that the suspect had unlawful sexual contact with the victim during the incident.

The investigation revealed the victim was taken from the parking lot of the complex on Monday (Feb 13) at approximately 7:45 p.m. and forced into her own vehicle by the suspect.  He then drove around the area and forced the victim to withdraw an undisclosed amount of cash from an ATM on Marsh Road. During the ordeal, the suspect assaulted the victim by striking her in the face.  Detectives further learned that the suspect had unlawful sexual contact with the victim while in the vehicle.

Detectives returned to the scene last night (Feb 14) and conducted a canvass of the area in an attempt to locate any potential witnesses as well as surveillance footage. If you have surveillance footage of the area or any information pertaining to the investigation, please contact detectives.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, thin build, approximately 5’8’’ tall, with light colored eyes and wearing a ski mask. During the hour and half that the victim was held captive, the suspect frequently held conversations with himself regarding his plans for the victim.

Police are asking anyone with surveillance footage of the area or information pertaining to this investigation to please contact Detective Levy via e-mail at  cilevy@nccde.org.

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.