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Newark Police make arrests in attempted robbery case

Newark Police arrested three individuals on Sunday, May 28, in connection with an attempted robbery that occurred on Lovett Avenue at 2:37 a.m. that day.

A 21-year-old University of Delaware student reported that he was walking on Lovett Avenue when he was cut off by a black, older model sports car. Two passengers got out of the vehicle and demanded that he empty his pockets. One of the suspects kept his hand in his pocket, which the student believed was an attempt to imply he had a weapon.

An officer with University of Delaware Police turned onto Lovett Avenue during the confrontation, and the suspects fled in their vehicle. The student flagged down the UD officer and reported the attempted robbery. Another UD officer then conducted a traffic stop on a black Chevrolet Camaro on East Delaware Avenue at Academy Street. The driver of the car and the two passengers were arrested.

Charged with second degree attempted robbery and second degree conspiracy were a 17-year-old from Newark, Delaware, a 17-year-old from Wilmington, Delaware, and Trumye Shackelford, 18, of Wilmington, Delaware. All three were video arraigned in front of Justice of the Peace Court 11 and later released on unsecured bond

Anyone with additional information regarding this incidents should contact Detective Taras Gerasimov at 302-366-7100 extension 3474, or Taras.Gerasimov@cj.state.de.us.

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