Armed Robbery Attempt on South Main Street

On 07/05/19, at 0420 hours, a robbery was reported at the 7-11 store located at 202 South Main Street.  The store clerk advised that the suspect entered the store and displayed a knife while demanding money from the register.  The clerk backed away from the register and the suspect went behind the counter in an attempt to open the register.  The suspect was unsuccessful.  The clerk then confronted the suspect in the parking lot as the suspect was trying to flee.  The suspect pushed the clerk to the ground and fled the area.  The clerk was not injured during this incident.

The suspect is described as a white male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and was armed with a knife.

A K-9 from the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office tracked the suspect southbound on South Main Street, where the track was lost.

There is no surveillance video available for release.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Det. Anderson at (302) 366-7100 x. 3469 or  Additional methods for contacting Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where a reward may be available.