December 11, 2017 – The Newark
Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on 12/9/2017
at approximately 9:50p.m. in the unit block of Benny Street. The three
victims, who were all 19 year old University of Delaware students, reported that
they were walking on Benny Street when they were approached from behind by the
two suspects. One of the suspects produced a handgun and demanded the
victims turn over their property. One of the victims immediately ran from
the area and the other two victims turned over credit cards and a cell
phone. The suspects then fled northwest on foot. Officers,
including a University of Delaware K9, searched the area, however, the suspects
could not be located.
The suspects were both described as
white or Hispanic males, thin build, approximately 20 – 25 years old, wearing
hooded sweatshirts and dark clothing.
with information on this incident should contact Detective James Skinner at
302-366-7100 ext. 3135 or JSkinner@newark.de.us