County police release sketch of suspect in attempted burglary

By Tom Lehman 11:00pm, December 28, 2012 - Updated 11:09pm, December 28, 2012
A composite sketch of the suspect/NCCo. Police Dept.
New Castle County police are investigating an attempted daytime burglary in the Brandywine Hundred area.

It happened around 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 19 at a home on the 100 block of Brians Court in the Clair Manor community, where police say a 61-year-old woman spotted a man trying to break into her home.

When the victim confronted the would-be burglar, he fled and drove away in a newer model small SUV that police say might have a Pennsylvania license plate. She then called the police.

Officers searched the area but couldn't locate the suspect. He's described as thin, between 20 and 25 years old with a thin mustache and dark colored hoodie.

Police released a composite sketch of the suspect Friday night.

Anyone with information on the incident can contact County police or Crime Stoppers.

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