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Newark Police investigate early morning robbery in west Newark

Newark Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, at 100 Veterans Lane in Newark.

The victim, a 27-year-old woman who works at the VFW Hall, left the hall and was entering her vehicle when she was approached by two men. They demanded her wallet and the victim then lost consciousness for an unknown amount of time. It is unknown how she lost consciousness. When she awoke, her wallet was gone.  She then walked to the Newark Police Department to report the crime.

The first suspect is described as a white male in his late 20s to early 30s, clean-shaven with a thin build, approximately 6 feet 2 inches to 6 feet 3 inches tall, wearing a light gray shirt and dark gray sweatpants.

The second suspect is described as a black male in his late 20s to early 30s, approximately 6 feet 2 inches to 6 feet 3 inches, wearing a dark colored T-shirt.

No surveillance footage is available at this time. The victim’s wallet was later recovered near the scene although an undisclosed amount of money was missing. The victim declined medical attention and had no apparent injuries.

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.


Members of the University community are reminded to be aware of their surroundings, use well-lit paths and travel in groups whenever possible.

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