Violent Newark home invasion sends one person to hospital

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One victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries which were non life-threatening Newark Police said.

NEWARK (DE) 01/29/21: Newark Police are investigating a violent home invasion that occurred just after midnight that sent one person to a local area hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Police say officers responded to the 100 block of West Main Street for a report of a home invasion robbery Friday. 

Arriving officers located three male victims who told them that they heard a knock at the door. When one of the victims answered the door by opening it, the door was forced by three  intruders, one of them was armed with a gun the victims said.

Once inside, one of the victims was struck over the head multiple times causing lacerations to his head and face.

“The suspects demanded personal property from the victims.  They held a gun to the head of one of the victims as they demanded property.,” Said police spokesman Andrew Rubin. “All three victims complied with the demands and the suspects then fled the residence.”

Based upon statements made by the suspects to the victims, this robbery appeared to target this specific residence and the residence was not randomly chosen., Rubin said.

One victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries which were non life-threatening.

The suspects were described as three black males, wearing dark clothing and face masks.  One of the males was approximately 5’7″, while the other males were taller.

Photo by NPD | Cameron Wade

Based upon witness interviews and review of surveillance video, Newark Police Detectives located video identifying the suspect vehicle and possible suspects. 

Detectives were able to identify one of the suspects as Cameron Wade, 19, of Middletown and a warrant was issued for Wade’s arrest.

Late Friday afternoon, Newark Police Detectives, aided by the Newark Police Department’s SWAT Team, executed a search warrant at Wade’s residence in Middletown. 

Wade was taken into custody without incident and transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with Robbery First Degree (3 counts), Burglary First Degree, Assault Second Degree, and Conspiracy Second Degree.

Wade appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #2 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $107,000 secured bail.  Wade was turned over to the custody of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.

Newark Police Detectives are still investigating the identity of additional suspects in this incident.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. W. Anderson at (302) 366-7100 x. 3469 or wanderson@newark.de.us.  Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.

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