Armed Robbery at Exxon on South College Avenue

On January 17, 2019, at 0358 hours, Newark Police were dispatched to the Exxon station at 820 South College Avenue for a report of a robbery.  The male clerk advised that a white male suspect entered the business and displayed a large knife to the employee while demanding money.  The clerk gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of United States currency and the suspect fled on foot onto Plymouth Drive.  The clerk was not injured during this incident.

A Newark Police canine unit responded to the scene and was not able to locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5’9″, thin build and wearing blue jeans and a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt.  The suspect was armed with a large kitchen knife.

There is no surveillance video available for release at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective D. Bystricky at (302) 366-7100 x. 3136 or

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