Suspect described as a white male, average build, 5’10’’ to 6’00’’, approximately 20 to 30 years of age, last seen wearing a light colored sweatshirt and a dark jacket
New Castle County Police are currently investigating an occupied burglary that occurred early this morning in the 1000 block of Maple Avenue in the community of Bellefonte, Wilmington.
On Monday, March 3, at approximately 1:15 a.m., New Castle County Police responded to the 1000 block of Maple Avenue for a burglary. Officers arrived on scene and contacted the 57-year-old female victim who reported hearing her dogs barking which alerted her to respond to an upper level of her residence. She then heard footsteps in the kitchen where she found and confronted an unknown white male suspect. The suspect then fled through a rear door after a brief chase by the victim.
Police learned the suspect entered the residence through a rear door, but prior to entering the residence, police located evidence which indicated the suspect had ransacked the victim’s vehicle. The victim reported an undisclosed amount of cash and a purse taken.
Assisting officers, who included a police canine team, searched the area for the suspect with negative results.
The suspect is described as a white male, average build, 5’10’’ to 6’00’’, approximately 20 to 30 years of age and was last seen wearing a light colored sweatshirt and a dark jacket.
Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to call the New Castle County Police Department at 395-8110. Citizens can submit crime tips anonymously by going to www.NCCPD.com and following the link for Tips and Alerts. You will be asked for a subject line, the location the tip applies to, and your tip information. You may also attach a photograph. Citizens may also provide text tips by texting the key word NCCPD followed by your tip to 847411 (TIP411). Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Citizens who currently have the Smartphone App are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit.