Possible ATM Kidnapper Attack Behind Suburban Plaza In Newark

Newark – March 14, 2017 – The Newark Police Department, through an extensive overnight investigation, has determined that this case has been falsely reported. Charges for falsely reporting an incident are forthcoming, according to police.

Woman Charged With False Report, Police Say Kidnapping Didn’t Happen

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Newark – Police are actively searching Newark for a suspect that attempted to kidnap an unknown victim from the Christina Mill Apartments located behind Suburban Plaza In Newark.

The State Police helicopter is providing aerial support and has be seen over the area.

Newark police said that at approximately 8:13 p.m. they responded to the 300 block of Christina Mill Drive for a report of a robbery.

Officers made contact with the 24-year-old female victim who stated that she was approached from behind while in the parking lot of the Christina Mill apartment complex, and forced into her apartment with a weapon to her back. Once inside the apartment, the suspect stole jewelry from the victim and then fled the area.

The suspect was described as an unknown race male, between 5’4” and 6’00” tall, wearing a mask and gloves. The suspect had an undetermined accent when he talked.

A University of Delaware alert when out to students at around 9:20.

UD Alert: Newark Police Department is investigating an attempted kidnapping which occurred at Christina Mill Apartments. The suspect is described as a male wearing dark clothing and gloves, and the suspect spoke with an unknown accent.

The suspect implied that he had a weapon. Members of our community are reminded to be vigilant. If you see something, say something. Be aware of your surroundings and use well-lit paths. Travel in groups when possible and call 911 to report suspicious activity. Go to http://www1.udel.edu/police/services/safety-tips.html for more safety tips.

1st Incident – Top Of The Hill

2nd Incident – Arundel Apartments

3rd Incident – Bluffs Apartments

4th Incident  – Madison Apartment Homes

Purple – Not Publicly Associated By Law Enforcement
Red – Publicly Associated By Law Enforcement


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