On July 6, 2019 at approximately 1326 hours, Newark Police responded to Sunoco on South Main St for a reported robbery. The store employee reported that a white male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt entered the store and attempted to complete a transaction. The suspect then ran around the counter and tried to grab money out of the open cash register. The suspect was unsuccessful in his attempts to obtain any money. The suspect then fled the business with an unknown amount of cigarettes.
On July 7, 2019 at approximately 0636 hours, Newark Police responded to Sunoco on South Main St for a knifepoint robbery that just occurred. The employee stated that a white male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt entered the store, displayed a knife, and demanded money. The suspect then fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
On July 7, 2019, Newark Police SWAT Team arrested Shane Kudlick, 21, of Newark for the series of robberies on South Main Street. Through investigative means, including reviewing surveillance video Kudlick was identified as the suspect in these robberies. A warrant for his arrest was subsequently issued. Evidence recovered during search warrants on his apartment and investigative measures linked him to the following incidents:
Kudlick was transported back to Newark Police Headquarters where he was charged with the following offenses:
Kudlick appeared before Justice of the Peace Court and was held on $123,000 secured bond. His custody was transferred to the Howard R Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.
Original Release: June 23, 2019 – Armed Robbery of South Main Street Gas Station
Original Release: July 5, 2019 – Armed Robbery Attempt on South Main Street