Wilmington Man Charged With Attempted Robbery

On September 25, 2021, at about 1254 hours, a bicycle was stolen from the area of the 7-11 store in the 200-block of East Delaware Avenue.

Just over an hour later, at 1409 hours, Newark Police responded to the unit block of East Main Street for an attempted robbery.  In that incident, a female victim reported that she was walking on the sidewalk when a male rode up to her on a bicycle and tried to remove her purse from her shoulder.  The victim overcame the taking of the purse and the suspect was unable to remove the purse.  The victim suffered a minor injury that did not require medical attention. The suspect fled the scene on the bicycle.

A short time later, a Newark Police Officer on patrol observed the suspect on South Main Street at the Park ‘N Shop shopping center. The officer contacted the male suspect and took him into custody without incident. The male was identified as the suspect in both the bicycle theft and the robbery attempt.

The suspect, identified as David Berry, 21, of Wilmington, was transported to Newark Police headquarters.

Berry was charged with:

  • Attempted Robbery Second Degree
  • Theft Under $1500

Berry appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video and was released on $7,000 unsecured bail.

David Berry