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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Newark Police Seek Public Assistance Identifying Assault Suspects


September 5, 2018 – The Newark Police are investigating an assault which occurred on Sunday September 2, 2018 at approximately 12:52 a.m. Officers on patrol in the area of 45 East Main Street observed a subject blocking traffic with a laceration over his eye. The subject, a 31-year-old male, was highly intoxicated and related that he had just been attacked by several unknown subjects. The male was later transported to Christiana Hospital for treatment.

With the use of surveillance cameras, officers observed the 31-year-old male walking on East Main Street. He was then observed walking into Newark Parking Division Lot #2, where he was being followed by a group of unknown males. The first suspect walks up and strikes the victim in the back of the head, knocking him to the ground. A second suspect then is seen punching and kicking the victim. During the assault there are several other males and females with the two suspects.

Suspect 1 is described as a black male wearing a yellow shirt and blue jeans.

Suspect 2 is described as a black male wearing a black shirt and dark pants.

The Newark Police are seeking the public assistance in identifying the suspects. Both suspects were captured on nearby surveillance video.

Anyone with additional information or the identity of the two suspect is asked to call Cpl. Odom at 302-366-7100 ext. 3472 or

You can send an anonymous text message tip by texting 302NPD and your message to TIP411. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at where a reward may be available.

The Newark Police Department affirms that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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