Juveniles arrested

Newark Police arrest three juveniles for July 28 robbery, shooting incident

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6:11 p.m., July 30, 2014--Newark Police have arrested three Newark juveniles in connection with a robbery and shooting incident that occurred in the evening of Monday, July 28, on Thorn Lane in Newark.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., a man in his 20s was robbed of his cell phone by the three juveniles. The victim recognized one of them and approximately two and a half hours later went to the apartment building where the suspect lives on Thorn Lane. Two juveniles approached him in front of the apartment building, an argument ensued and one of the juveniles displayed a small handgun. The two juveniles eventually fled on foot and one of them turned and fired one round at the victim, who was struck in the hand by the bullet. The victim, who is not affiliated with UD, refused medical treatment.

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Newark Police detectives were able to identify the suspects based on witness accounts and other investigative means. On July 30, police executed search and arrest warrants at the homes of all three.

Two of the suspects, ages 13 and 16, were each charged with one count of first degree robbery, one count of first degree assault, two counts of a firearm during the commission of a felony, two counts of possession of a firearm by prohibited juvenile, three counts of reckless endangering, two counts of second degree conspiracy and one count of third degree assault. The third suspect, age 15, was charged with one count of first degree robbery, one count of first degree assault, one count of a firearm during the commission of a felony, one counts of possession of a firearm by prohibited juvenile, one count of second degree conspiracy and one count of third degree assault.

 All three were committed to New Castle County Detention Center in lieu of cash bail.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact Detective Greg Delia at 302-366-7110, ext. 132 or greg.delia@cj.state.de.us. 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 www.tipsubmit.com, where a reward may be available. 

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