Man Accused of Tying Up Elderly Woman During Home Invasion

A Delaware man was arrested after he allegedly tied up an elderly woman during a home invasion.

Dustin Niebert, 26, of Ellendale, allegedly broke into a home on the 6000 block of Melody Lane in Milford, Delaware around 3 a.m. Monday. The homeowner, a 91-year-old woman, was sleeping at the time, police said.

Niebert went into the woman’s room, tied her up and then stole jewelry and cash before fleeing in the woman’s car, according to police. The car was later found abandoned a short distance away.

A family member, who hadn’t been able to reach her by phone, arrived at the woman’s home around 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon and found her still tied up in the room. The woman was taken to the hospital where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries before she was later released.

Investigators say they received several tips which eventually led them to Niebert. State Police arrested Niebert around 2:15 p.m. He was taken into custody and charged with robbery, home invasion, assault and other related offenses.

Niebert was also charged for shoplifting and was arraigned on a Kent County Superior Court capias. He was committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $10,500.00 cash only bond.

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