Home Invasion Robbery
On 8/7/2019 at 7:20pm, the Slate Belt Regional Police Department was dispatched to a residence in the 1700 block of Delabole Rd., in Plainfield Twp. Northampton County for a report of a 66 yr old male who had suffered a gunshot wound. Police were later advised that the victim was shot twice in a home invasion robbery.
Police arrived on scene and learned that two male suspects came to the victim’s residence, were let inside by a female friend of the victim and demanded money. During the robbery, one suspect shot the victim two times in the leg. Both suspects fled after taking a safe, which was inside the home. The victim suffered non-life threatening wounds to his leg and was transported to St. Lukes – Fountain Hill. The female who was also on scene at the time of the incident was uninjured.
The suspects were described as a W/M wearing possibly a tan shirt and tan pants and B/M with dreadlocks, possibly in his early 20’s wearing a red shirt and red baseball cap with the brim turned up. Both fled in an unknown direction in an unknown vehicle.
It is unknown at this time the contents of the safe or additional suspect information. SBRPD will update media outlets with additional information as the investigation progresses.