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Posted on: September 20, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Armed Robbery


September 20, 2017 – The Newark Police Department is investigating an  armed robbery that occurred on 9/19/2017 at 11:50am at Gallagher Jewelers, 410 Suburban Drive, Newark, DE.  An employee reported that the suspect entered the store and eventually displayed what appeared to be a handgun.  The suspect demanded money and jewelry from the employee and fled out of the rear of the business with an undisclosed amount of merchandise and cash.  The suspect was then observed entering the passenger side of a silver sports utility vehicle parked in The Retreat apartment complex, west of Gallagher Jewelers.  The suspect vehicle was last seen driving southbound on Elkton Road.


The suspect was described as a white male, 5’7’’ – 5’9’’, 220 – 240lbs, with a goatee, and he was reportedly missing some of his teeth.  He was wearing a navy blue or black Nike hooded sweatshirt and jeans.


There is no surveillance footage available for release at this time.


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


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