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Robbery investigation

Newark Police investigate robbery in west Newark

Newark Police are investigating the report of a robbery that occurred at approximately 5:15 pm., Tuesday, Oct. 25, on West Park Place near Peach Road in Newark.

A 74-year-old man said he was walking alone on West Park Place when a woman approached him from behind, grabbing his arms and pinning them behind his back. She took the victim’s wallet from his pocket and fled on foot toward South Main Street. The victim was not injured.

The suspect is described as a black woman, 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a medium build.

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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