Shoplifting Turned Robbery In Suburban Plaza

On May 15, 2020, at about 1523 hours, Newark Police were dispatched to the Home Depot store in Suburban Plaza for a report of a shoplifting.  A store employee reported that the suspect was carrying merchandise under his arm and attempted to leave through an “entrance only” door by trying to force the door open.  As the male employee approached the suspect to ask to see his receipt, the suspect displayed a knife and fled on foot through the parking lot to a black pick-up truck.  The employee was not injured.

The suspect is described as a white male, 25-30 years of age and wearing a red shirt, blue jeans and glasses.  The suspect has a visible tattoo on his left hand.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. W. Anderson at (302) 366-7100 x. 3469 or wanderson@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.

 

Thefts From Multiple Vehicles in Abbotsford

On May 20, 2020, Newark Police were called to the Abbotsford neighborhood for a report of a theft from a vehicle.  Investigating officers determined that more than a dozen vehicles were entered overnight.  Most had personal property removed from within.  For some vehicles, it could not immediately be determined if property was missing.  There was no apparent force used to enter the vehicles and no reports of damage.  It appears as if all vehicles were unlocked.

The investigation revealed that vehicles had been entered on Abbotsford Lane, Alford Court, East Galloway Court and Nethy Lane.  At least one stolen credit card was fraudulently used online before the theft was even discovered by the victim.  There are most likely additional victims.  Additional victims can report their incident by calling (302) 366-7111.

The Newark Police encourage anyone with video related to this incident to provide it to Newark Police.  See the information about our participation in the Neighbors by Ring App below.  This is an easy way to share video with police.

We must strongly remind the public to lock their vehicle doors.  We cannot stress the importance of ensuring that your vehicle doors are locked before you go to bed.  This simple nightly routine can protect your property.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Cpl. Lee at (302) 366-7100 x. 3462  or jlee@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.

The Newark Police Department is a member of the Neighbors by Ring App.  This app allows the Newark Police to inform the community of real-time crime and safety events so the public can always stay informed.  The Neighbors by Ring App also allows the user to share information, including footage from the user’s camera system, directly with Newark Police. You do not need Ring devices to participate.  Anyone with any camera system can upload content to the Neighbors App.  Newark Police DO NOT receive access to the camera system and can only see video the user chooses to share.   To download the free app, text “staysafe” to 555888 or search for the app on the Apple App Store or Google Play.  Remember: if you see something – share something – and report it to the Newark Police at (302) 366-7111 or 9-1-1.  More information can be found here.