Multiple Robbery Attempts Along East Delaware Avenue

Newark Police are currently investigating two attempted robberies, and possibly a third, that have occurred since 1900 hours today, October 17, 2020.

In the first incident, which occurred in the 200 block of East Delaware Avenue, two females were seated in a vehicle in a parking lot.  Two young black males approached the vehicle and demanded their personal property.  No property was turned over and the suspects fled to a dark colored pick-up truck.

Shortly thereafter, a male was confronted while walking on East Delaware Avenue near Haines Street.  The two suspects, described as young black males, ordered the victim to turn over personal property while implying they were armed with a weapon.  No weapon was observed.  The victim refused to turn over his property and the suspects fled to a dark colored pick-up truck.

A third victim reported that she was chased on foot by a young black male suspect who had been driving a dark colored pick-up truck in the area of South Chapel Street and Lovett Avenue.  There was no attempt to take her property.  The pick-up truck fled the area.

These incidents are all currently under investigation by Newark Police.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Newark Police at (302) 366-7111 or via our tips page, where reward information may also be available.

Hit & Run Crash Results In Recovery of Stolen Mail

On October 12, 2020, at about 0733 hours, Newark Police responded to the James F Hall Trail, in the area of Apple Road, for a report of a vehicle in a stream along the trail. Upon arrival, officers determined that the operator of the vehicle had been driving on the bicycle trail westbound when the vehicle became disabled in the area of a pedestrian bridge. The operator of the vehicle fled the scene of the collision.

A check of the immediate area revealed discarded US Postal Service outgoing mail, which was collected by police. Officers determined that the mail had been stolen from several US Postal Service mailboxes, specifically from mailboxes at Ritter Lane and Beverly Road, East Main Street and Tyre Avenue, and Ruthar Drive in Harmony Hills.  The thefts are believed to have occurred in the early morning hours of October 12, 2020.

This incident is still under investigation to determine whether it is related to previous mail thefts in Newark.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Lt. F. Nelson at (302) 366-7100 x. 3119 or fnelson@newark.de.us.  Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.