May 3, 2017 – On Tuesday May 2, 2017, at approximately 10:28
p.m., the Newark Police responded to the parking lot of TGI Friday’s, located
at 650 South College Avenue, for a report of a robbery. Officers made contact
with the 40 year old female victim who stated that she was leaving the
restaurant and entering her vehicle. The victim had just finished placing her
child in the car when she was approached by the unknown suspect. The suspect
grabbed onto her purse and tried to pull it away. During the struggle the
victim was knocked to the ground and her purse was stolen. The suspect
fled on foot in an unknown direction. The victim sustained minor injuries and
did not seek medical attention at the scene.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 20
years old, thin build, baggy clothing, wearing a blue zip up hooded shirt with
the hood up.
There is no surveillance footage available at this time.
Anyone with additional
information on this incident should contact Detective Daniel Bystricky at
302-366-7100 ext. 3136 or Daniel.Bystricky@cj.state.de.us
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Newark Police Department affirms that all defendants are presumed innocent until
proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.