Police seeking tips in Millsboro home invasion

Date Published: 
June 3, 2016

The Delaware State Police this week were investigating a home invasion that occurred north of Millsboro early last Saturday morning.

According to police, the incident occurred around 1:35 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, on Mrs. Catherine Lane, as a 28-year-old woman was sleeping in the home’s living room with her three sons, ages 9, 8 and 5.

According to police, the woman woke to an unknown black man standing over her, armed with an unknown type handgun. The intruder allegedly ordered her to go into another room, but the victim refused. At that time, police said, one of the victim’s sons woke up, and she screamed for him to run out of the house. That apparently startled the intruder who police said then fled out of the front door of the residence in an unknown direction, without taking anything.

The woman and her three sons were uninjured in the incident, police reported.

The suspect was described as a black man between 5 feet, 5 inches and 5 feet, 8 inches tall, between 140 and 160 pounds, with black hair, wearing all black clothing and a mask covering his face.

Anyone with information related to the incident is being asked to contact Detective J. Jones at (302) 752-3795. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”