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Newark Police have released this image of suspects in the July 15 armed robbery.

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Newark Police investigate armed robbery of two UD students

The Newark Police Department is investigating an armed robbery of two University of Delaware students that occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m., Saturday, July 15, in the area of South Chapel Street and Continental Avenue. 

According to the police, two 20-year-old, male UD students from Newark were walking south on South Chapel Street when they were approached by two suspects. The suspects engaged the students in conversation and then produced handguns and demanded that the victims turn over their wallets and cell phones. Once the students complied, the suspects fled north on South Chapel Street. Neither victim was injured during this incident. 

Newark Police have released an image of the suspects walking in the area. The suspects were described as males in their late teens to early 20s, with thin builds, wearing dark-colored, hooded sweatshirts.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact Detective William Anderson at 302-366-7100 ext. 3469 or William.Anderson@cj.state.de.us

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UD Police remind the campus community to be vigilant. If you see something, say something. Be aware of your surroundings and use well-lit paths. Travel in groups when possible, and call 911 to report suspicious activity. Go to the UD Police website for more safety tips.

Members of the UD community may download a free smartphone app, LiveSafe, that lets users submit tips to police, receive important broadcast notifications and contact the University of Delaware Police Department directly. To learn more, visit this UD Police website.

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