Ocean View man beaten, robbed in Wilmington

Staff Report

A 27-year-old Ocean View man who was visiting a friend in Wilmington was beaten and robbed there early Tuesday morning while he slept, according to New Castle County Police. Police officials have yet to release his name.

At 3:06 a.m. on Tuesday, New Castle County police responded to a home on the 300 block of West Delaware Avenue after receiving a home-invasion report. The victim told police that he was sleeping in the basement of his friend’s home when two black males and a white male attacked him, punching him several times, and stole his wallet and an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the NCCPD release.

The assailants were armed with two handguns and a baseball bat, according to police. A police K-9 tracked the suspects’ trail from the home toward Harrison Avenue, where they lost the scent. Call NCCPD at 395-8171 with any information regarding this crime.