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Posted on: September 12, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Strong Arm Robbery


September 12, 2017 – The Newark Police Department is investigating a strong arm robbery that occurred on 9/1/2017 at approximately 9:30p.m. in the parking of Wawa, 601 Ogletown Road, Newark, DE.  The victim, a 48 year old male from Newark, reported that he was standing next to his vehicle when he was approached from behind by the suspect.  The victim stated the suspect grabbed him and a struggle ensued.  During the struggle, the suspect was able to remove an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim’s pocket.  The suspect then fled on foot towards the College Square Shopping Center.

After investigative leads have failed to identify the suspect, the police department is asking the public to assist in his identification.  The suspect is described as a white male, 18 – 24 years old, brown eyes, brown hair, thin mustache, light facial acne, wearing a camouflage hooded jacket and blue jeans.  A still surveillance image of the suspect is attached. 

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

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