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Home invasion investigation

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Newark Police investigate home invasion of UD student

The Newark Police Department is investigating the home invasion of a 19-year-old male University of Delaware student that occurred in the early morning of Tuesday, March 13, in the 200 block of East Delaware Avenue.

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This aerial image shows the approximate location of the incident March 13 on East Delaware Avenue. Click to enlarge.

The victim told police he was in bed when he heard someone entering his residence around 12:40 a.m., and he presumed it was a roommate. He was confronted in his room by four to five male suspects who punched him while he was in bed. He was able to chase them out of his residence and in the process was punched in the head. An undisclosed amount of money was removed from wallets within the residence, and the victim sustained injuries to his face and back but did not require medical attention. No weapons were displayed during the incident.

Three of the suspects were described as high-school-aged males, two of them black and one Hispanic, all dressed in dark-colored clothing and wearing dark colored hats.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Detective Bystricky at at DBystricky@newark.de.us or 302-366-7100 ext. 3136. Anonymous tips can be texted to 302NPD with the message to TIP411. Information also can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1‐800‐TIP‐3333 or at www.tipsubmit.com, where a reward may be available.


UD Police remind the campus community to be vigilant. If you see something, say something. Be sure to lock doors and secure first-floor windows. 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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