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Newark Police seek public's help in identifying vehicle owners, operators


7:15 p.m., Aug. 14, 2014--Newark Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying two vehicles believed to have been involved in a sexual assault on Thursday, July 24, in the Newark area.

A 23-year-old woman reported a sexual assault that occurred in the early morning hours on that date at an unknown location in Newark.

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The vehicles were parked in front of Grotto's restaurant on East Main Street from 12:38 to 1:18 a.m., July 24, then left westbound on East Main Street. 

One vehicle appears to be a dark-colored BMW, and the other vehicle is a dark-colored sports utility vehicle. Newark Police have released a surveillance photo of the two vehicles.

The victim, who is not a University of Delaware student, was not physically injured.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Fred Nelson at 302-366-7110, ext. 136 or Anonymous tips can be texted to 302NPD, with the message to TIP411. Information also can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or, where a reward may be available.

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