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Newark Police investigate robbery

The Newark Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred at approximately 9:20 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, on the sidewalk of Tyre Avenue, just south of East Main Street. 

The victim, a 21-year-old man from Newark, reported that he and a female acquaintance were walking on Tyre Avenue when they were approached by the two men. The suspects demanded the victim’s wallet and cellphone, which he turned over, then they walked south on Tyre Avenue and fled the area in a silver/gray car.  The victim and his acquaintance, who are not affiliated with UD, were not injured, and no weapon was displayed.

Both suspects were described as black males, 20-30 years old, with thin builds, wearing dark pants. One of the suspects was reportedly wearing a light gray sweatshirt.  

Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact Detective Skinner at 302-366-7100 ext. 3135 or JSkinner@newark.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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