UPDATE – Arrest – Attempted Armed Robbery on South College Avenue

Based on video and witness interviews, Newark Police Detectives developed Matthew Radecke, 35, of Newark, as a suspect in this case.

On February 1, 2022, Detectives located Radecke in a parking lot in the 1100 block of South College Avenue.  Radecke was taken into custody without incident and was transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with:

  • Attempted Robbery First Degree
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony

Radecke appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #2 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $50,000 cash bail.  Radecke was turned over to the custody of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.

Original Release


Matthew Radecke