Police investigate Christmas Day robbery near Lewes

December 27, 2018

Delaware State Police are investigating a Christmas Day robbery in the Plantations East community outside Lewes. 

Troopers were dispatched about 10 p.m., Dec. 25, to Cottonwood Lane for a report of a robbery. Police learned a 30-year-old male was sitting on his front porch using his mobile phone when he was approached by two men. A scuffle ensued and his cell phone was taken.

A woman also entered the residence and confronted a 63-year-old female about an individual and left after the brief conversation.

The suspects were described as a white male with black hair, 6-feet-1-inches tall, about 210 pounds; a light-skinned black male about 6-feet-4-inches tall; and a white female with blonde hair, 5-feet-5-inches tall and about 110 pounds. All suspects were wearing dark clothing.

There were no reports of injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Troop 4, Major Crimes Unit, Detective Doughty at 302-856-5850. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1-800-VICTIM-1. You may also email the unit director at

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