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  • Police probe Hartly home invasion

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  • Delaware State Police detectives are currently investigating a Hartly home invasion that occurred in the early morning hours on Wednesday.
    The incident occurred at approximately 3:45 a.m. on Wednesday, as two subjects pulled up to a residence located in the unit block of Brittney Drive in a blue vehicle. One of the suspects entered the main residence while the other went to a motor home parked in the driveway.
    Upon entering the main residence, one of the suspects confronted a 29-year-old male with a handgun and removed his wallet from his pocket before ordering him outside, police said. Once outside, the suspect then assaulted the victim knocking him to the ground. Police said the suspect then ran to the motor home where an apparent physical altercation ensued between a 54-year-old male and the two suspects. The suspects then fled the area in an unknown direction.
    The 29-year-old victim was treated at Kent General Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries sustained in the altercation. The 54-year-old victim was initially treated at KGH before being flown to Christiana Medical Center, where he is currently listed in critical condition.
    The first suspect is described as being a white male who had his face covered with a mask and was armed with an unknown type of handgun; there is no further description on the suspect. There is no available description of the second suspect.
    Detectives are asking anyone who may have any information in reference to this incident to contact Troop 3 Major Crimes at (302) 741-2812. Citizens may also provide a tip by texting keyword "DSP" plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Tipsters may also provide information through lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Callers can also submit information via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com.

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