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Posted on: January 25, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Robbery - Barksdale Road

By Authority of: Chief Paul Tiernan

Contact: Lieutenant Bill Hargrove

302-366-7100 x3105,

January 25, 2017 – At 12:30 A.M. Newark Police officers responded to the area of Barksdale Road and Colonial Court for the report of a robbery that had just occurred. The 23 year old female victim reported that one, possibly two, people pushed her to the ground and took her cell phone as she walked along the sidewalk in that area.

The victim stated that she had been waiting for friends in the area when she was approached by the male suspect. As she walked past, the suspect suddenly lunged toward her grabbing her cell phone. The victim struggled with the suspect and was pushed to the ground. The victim thinks there may have been a second suspect who helped pull her down from behind. The first suspect is described as a white male, possibly Hispanic, heavy set, unshaven, with baggy pants. The second suspect is described only as possibly female. Both suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction. The victim was not injured during this incident.

The victim is not affiliated with the University of Delaware.

Anyone with additional information on this incident should contact Detective Morgan Fountain, 302-366-7100 x3133, 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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