Attempted Robbery on Capitol Trail

On November 14, 2020, at about 0118 hours, Newark Police were called to the area of Capitol Trail and Woodlawn Avenue for a report of an attempted robbery that just occurred.  Arriving officers spoke with the victim.  The victim stated that he was walking along Capitol Trail, northeast bound, in the area of Woodlawn Avenue.  He heard footsteps of subjects running up from behind him.  The victim advised that he was confronted by four males, who ordered him to give them his personal property.  One suspect had his hand near his waist, making the victim believe that the suspect was armed.  No weapon was observed.

The victim immediately ran from the suspects and did not provide any property.  The suspects fled on foot westbound from the area.

The suspects were described as four males of an unknown race.  They were possibly in their mid 20’s.  Three of the males were wearing dark hooded sweatshirts and one was wearing a skull cap.  The victim believed that one of the males spoke with an accent that he described as “Jamaican.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. P. Keld at (302) 366-7100 x. 3106 or  Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.