Police Investigate Daytime Occupied Burglary, Request Public’s Assistance

New Castle County Police Detectives have released a composite sketch of a burglary suspect that was interrupted by the homeowner.

(Wilmington, Del. 19808) On Tuesday(November 21) at approximately 10:30 a.m., New Castle County Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Steeplechase Cir for the report of a burglary. Police learned that the 39-year-old victim left his residence for approximately one hour. When he returned home, he observed a white male suspect in his residence. The suspect displayed a knife and tied the victim’s hands and feet. Before fleeing the residence, he threatened to harm the victim if the victim called the police. Only cash was taken from the residence.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5’10”, stocky build, with a short “scruffy” beard. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, please e-mail Det. Tim Collins at TKCollins@nccde.org. or contact The 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.