Attempted Armed Robbery on South College Avenue

On January 30, 2022, at about 1849 hours, Newark Police responded to the McDonald’s parking lot in the 800-block of South College Avenue for a report of an attempted robbery.  The responding officers contacted a male victim in the parking lot.  The victim reported that he was in the parking lot and was approached by a male suspect.  The suspect displayed a knife and demanded the victim’s property.  The victim fled from the suspect without providing any property.  The victim was not injured.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5’8″ – 5’9″, 200-230 pounds, beard and wearing a gray hoody or jacket and blue jeans.  He was armed with a folding knife.  The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot across South College Avenue.  Video from the area shows the suspect in the area of the restaurant prior to the attempted robbery.

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.