(New Castle, DE 19720) On Monday September 12, 2022, at approximately 5:57 PM officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 500 block of South DuPont Highway – Pine Valley Apartments in reference to a robbery investigation.

Officers arrived and contacted the 51-year-old female victim. The victim reported she was inside her apartment when her door was forced open by an unknown male suspect who was armed with a firearm. The victim stated that the male suspect then physically assaulted her and removed an undisclosed amount of United States Currency from her residence prior to fleeing from the scene.

The victim was transported by ambulance to Christiana Hospital in reference to injuries sustained during the assault and was later released.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived at the scene and assumed the investigation.

Any individual with information or surveillance footage related to this investigation is asked to please contact Detective Eric Christopher of the Criminal Investigations Unit at (302)395-8230 or by email at Eric.Christopher@newcastlede.gov. Information can also be submitted by calling the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at (302)573-2800.

Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Additionally, tipsters may call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Police Department.