Barclay Home Invasion May Have Copycat in Hartly, Delaware

The Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate Monday’s armed robbery at a Barclay home by sharing information with Delaware State Police after a similar robbery occurred less than an hour later in Hartly, DE. Investigators say the crimes may possibly be related since the towns are about 10 miles apart.

According to the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office, dispatchers received an early morning 911 call for a home invasion armed robbery at in the 400-block of Dixon Tavern Road. A gunman and a second man reportedly broke into a Barclay home, demanding money and jewelry from the resident while ransacking the home and stealing valuables. Soon after about ten miles away Hartly, DE, state police responded to a home invasion armed robbery in the 5000-block of Judith Road. Similar to the Barclay armed robbery, a gunman and a second man broke into the home and demanded money from the resident.

Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dale Patrick said the sheriff’s office does not have more information about the Barclay armed robbery, but confirmed investigators were working with Delaware State Police. In the Barclay armed robbery, a gunman and a second man reportedly broke into a Barclay home. The resident told investigators both men were dressed in black, wearing gloves and had their faces covered. She said the man holding the gun was possibly black, while the second man was believed to be white and was very rude, according to investigators. Residents with information about the Delaware case also can call the Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit at 302-697-4454 Extension #0 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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