Investigation of Sunday Morning Robberies and Assault

On May 16, 2021, Newark Police investigated two robberies, one attempted robbery and one assault, all occurring within a two hour time frame between 0130 and 0337 hours.

During three of the incidents, the suspects confronted victims, displayed a firearm, and demanded their property.  In two of the incidents, property was turned over, while in the third incident, no property was turned over.  The three incidents occurred on East Park Place, West Park Place and on the Pomeroy Trail near the Newark Shopping Center.  Based upon the investigation, the firearm involved is believed to be a BB gun.

During the fourth incident, the suspects walked up to a victim on foot on Benny Street.  They engaged the victim in conversation and then shot the victim in the hand with a BB gun.  The suspects fled and the victim later received treatment at an area hospital for a non life threatening injury.

The suspects in all four of these incidents were described as up to four males, of various races, and ages 20-30.

Anyone with information about these incidents 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.