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Newark Police investigate early morning strong-arm robbery

Newark Police are investigating the strong-arm robbery of a University of Delaware student that occurred at approximately 1:10 a.m., Aug. 17,  on the unit block of Thorn Lane.

According to police, the victim, a 28-year-old male student, was walking with his bicycle when two black male suspects approached him from both sides and assaulted him. The suspects stole his backpack, containing paper notebooks and a Dell Inspiron 7000 series computer, and then fled eastbound on foot.

The victim was treated by EMS and transported to Christiana Emergency Room for further evaluation and is currently in stable condition.

Anyone with additional information on this incident should contact Detective Daniel Bystricky at 302-366-7100 ext. 3136 or daniel.bystricky@cj.state.de.us. Anonymous tips can be texted to 302NPD, with the message to TIP411. Information can also 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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Members of the community are reminded to be aware of their surroundings, use well-lit paths, travel in groups whenever possible and call 911 to report suspicious activity.

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