Students assaulted, robbed in Elkton Road apartment
One intruder carried a handgun, police say
Published: Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Updated: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 00:12
Two university students were assaulted and robbed early Tuesday when two intruders, one armed with a handgun, entered their Elkton Road apartment.
The students were at home in the West Knoll Apartment complex shortly after 2 a.m. when the robbery took place, Newark police spokesman Lt. Brian Henry said. One student was in his bedroom when the two men entered. When the second occupant walked down the apartment hallway, the intruders ordered him to enter the bedroom as well.
Henry said the man with the gun held and assaulted the victims in the bedroom while the other searched the apartment.
The intruders left the apartment with a computer, cell phones and cash. Police do not know why that apartment was targeted, Henry said.
The male victims, ages 20 and 21, were treated and released from Christiana Hospital for cuts and bruises.
The first suspect is described as a light-skinned black man between the ages of 18 and 22, between 5 feet, 8 inches and 5 feet, 10 inches, 150-175 pounds and wearing dark pants, a dark hooded sweatshirt and a black mask that covered half of his face.
The second suspect is a white man, between 5 feet, 6 inches and 5 feet, 8 inches, 150-160 pounds and wearing a light-colored sweatshirt.
Police are asking anyone with information to call Det. Nick Sansone at (302) 366-7110, ext 135 or email Nick.Sansone@cj.state.de.us. Information can be anonymously reported to Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) TIP-3333, where a reward may be available.