(New Castle, DE 19720) On October 7th, officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of North Street in the community of Hamilton Park for a robbery report. When they arrived the officers learned that the caller had driven to this area to sell his motorcycle to a person known to him only from social media sites.
When he arrived he was approached by a subject who claimed to be the person he was communicating with. After a brief conversation about the motorcycle, the subject asked to sit on the bike.
According to the victim, while the subject was seated on the bike, he went to his truck to get a tool. That was when he heard the motorcycle start. As he ran to grab onto the motorcycle the subject struck him and drove off on the motorcycle towards the city of Wilmington.
Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit have assumed the investigation and are asking if anyone can identify the subject in the red jacket.
If you have any information related to this investigation or can identify this suspect, please contact Det Mancuso at (302)395-2743 or Jmancuso@nccde.org or by calling the New Castle County Police non-emergency number 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 (IM) at New Castle County Police Department.