Police Investigate Multiple Thefts of Mopeds

Over the past week, Newark Police have received three reports of thefts of mopeds.  The thefts breakdown as follows:

  • Between August 1st & August 7th in the unit block of Wrightstowne Lane – A 2015 Daekon moped, NJ 4GVZ29, camouflage in color, was stolen from in front of the residence.
  • August 7th at 0330 hours in the 200 block of Haines Street – A 2003 Honda moped, DE MP3777, black in color, was stolen from in front of the residence.
  • August 10th at 0103 hours in the rear of 45 East Main Street – A 2008 Honda moped, DE MP1405, gray in color, was stolen from outside a business.

Residents who own mopeds should undertake efforts to secure them as best as possible.  Any suspicious activity should be reported to Newark Police at (302) 366-7111 or through methods on our tips page.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Det. A. Whitt at (302) 366-7100 x. 3483 or awhitt@newark.de.us.  Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.

 

Home Invasion Robbery on West Main Street

On August 10, 2020, at about 1333 hours, Newark Police responded to a residence in the 100 block of West Main Street for a report of a home invasion robbery.  Three residents were home at the time of the robbery, but only one was confronted by the suspects.

The male victim reported that two black males entered the residence through the front door.  One suspect held the victim at gunpoint while the other suspect went into a bedroom.  It is unknown what, if any, property was taken at the time of the robbery.  Both suspects, who appeared to be in their 20’s, left within a minute in an unknown direction.  No suspect vehicle was observed.

A K-9 from the Elkton, MD Police Department assisted, but was unable to track the suspects.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. T. Gerasimov at (302) 366-7100 x. 3474 or tgerasimov@newark.de.us.  Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.