(Wilmington, De 19809) Last night (Dec 16), patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of Seton Drive in the community of Bellevue Manor for the report of a carjacking just occurred.
When the officers arrived, they learned that the 33-year-old female victim had just returned home and as she drove up into her driveway, she was approached by a black male suspect dressed in dark clothing and wearing a ski mask. This suspect brandished a handgun and told the victim to get out of the car.
When she exited the car two additional black male suspects entered the car, one wearing all dark clothing, and one wearing a dark top and light pants.
The suspects then drove off in the vehicle. The vehicle, a Mercedes E350 was later located in the community of Edgemoor Terrace.
Approximately thirty minutes prior to this carjacking an attempted carjacking was reported to the Delaware State Police at a Walgreens located on the 800 block of Philadelphia Pike. When the victim in this incident went to move her car she was approached by three black male suspects wearing dark clothing. She retreated back into the store and called 911.
Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived at the scene of the Seton Drive carjacking and assumed the investigation.
This is an active and ongoing investigation. Additional updates will follow.
Anyone with information/video pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Michelle Burrus at 302-395-8131 or by email at Michelle.Burrus@newcastlede.gov or by calling the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.
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