Incident #: 51-18-3517 and 51-18-3521
Reported: March 31, 2018 at 11:14 p.m. and April 1, 2018 at 2:14 a.m.
Location: Bicentennial and Memorial Parks, Milford, DE
Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 04/06/2018 at 1525 hours
The Milford Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is currently investigating two robberies that occurred in Bicentennial and Memorial Parks over the weekend of 03/31/2018-04/01/2018.
The first was a strong armed robbery that occurred during the evening hours of 03/31/2018. The victim was walking across the bridge between Memorial and Bicentennial Parks and was approached from behind by one white male suspect, who began to assault him. Investigation revealed that a light-skinned black male assisted the white male with assaulting the victim. Then the suspects stole the victim’s wallet, which contained identification information and an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency. Then the suspects fled towards SE Front St. The victim suffered serious physical injury as a result of the robbery and was transported to the hospital for medical treatment.
The victim described the first suspect as a white male approximately 5’08”-5’10”, average build, with short brown hair and facial hair. He described him to be between the age of 30 and 40. He advised that the white male was wearing a blue and white shirt. He could only describe the second suspect as a light-skinned black male with short black hair.
The second was an armed robbery that occurred during the early morning hours of 04/01/2018. The victim was walking through Bicentennial Park when he was approached by 3 black male suspects armed with knives, who began to assault him and took an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency from his person. After the suspects obtained the U.S. Currency, they fled from the scene. The victim was able to respond back over to a restaurant in the Riverwalk Shopping Center and got help. The victim suffered physical injury to his face as a result of the incident and was transported to a hospital for medical treatment. The only description that the victim could provide of the suspects were three black males armed with knives.
Milford Police urge anyone with information about these incidents or about the identities of the suspects involved to contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 302.422.8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.TIP.3333. Tips can also be submitted online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/tips/