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Posted on: December 12, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Robbery Investigation

December 12, 2017 – Newark Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred on 12/11/2017 at approximately 3:30p.m. at a residence in the 300 block of Paper Mill Road.  The victim, a 69 year old male, reported that he was first contacted at his front door by the suspect, who asked for a drink and food.  The victim provided the suspect with a drink and the suspect initially left without incident.  The suspect then returned 5 to 10 minutes later and pushed past the victim at the front door, causing him to fall.  The suspect then proceeded to go through the victim’s residence, taking cash and other assorted items.  The suspect eventually left through the victim’s rear door in an unknown direction.  The victim received a minor injury to his right leg as a result of his fall, however, he refused medical treatment.


The suspect is described as a white male, 6’00’’ – 6’01’’ tall, thin build, scruffy build, disheveled hair, wearing a dark colored hooded jacket, dark sweatpants, and shoes that were partially green.


Anyone with information regarding this incident should contacted Detective Taras Gerasimov at 302-366-7100 ext. 3474 or



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