Police Arrest Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Delaware Woman and Stealing Her Vehicle

Leonard Lambey, 25, was arrested in Brooklyn, New York, Wednesday. He's charged with rape, kidnapping, robbery, theft of a motor vehicle and other related offenses.

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  • Police arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman inside her apartment in Newark, Delaware, and stealing her vehicle.
  • Leonard Lambey, 25, was arrested in Brooklyn, New York, and faces rape, kidnapping and robbery charges.
  • Lambey is currently being held in New York City and will face extradition to Delaware in the near future.

Police arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman inside her apartment in Newark, Delaware, and stealing her vehicle.

Leonard Lambey, 25, was arrested in Brooklyn, New York, on Wednesday. He's charged with rape, kidnapping, robbery, theft of a motor vehicle and other related offenses.

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Police say Lambey sexually assaulted a 33-year-old woman inside the Hunters Crossing Apartments on Fairway Road Sunday around 5:30 a.m. Lambey, who was armed with a weapon, then took the woman's car keys and stole her vehicle, a 2013 Honda CRV, according to investigators.

Police later found the stolen vehicle in Brooklyn. New York City police officers then set up surveillance video and spotted Lambey returning to the vehicle, investigators said.

Lambey was then taken into custody.

“Random attacks of this nature are of the utmost concern to the New Castle County Police,” New Castle County Police Chief Colonel Vaughn Bond, Jr. said.  “From the onset of this investigation, we utilized every resource available as well as our partnerships with other law enforcement agencies to track and eventually arrest the suspect in New York City."

Lambey is currently being held in New York City and will face extradition to Delaware in the near future.

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