Man Robbed At Gunpoint In Newark’s Fairfield Shopping Center

Newark – Newark Police is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Monday, April 10, 2017 at approximately 3:29 a.m. in the parking lot of the Fairfield Shopping Center, 401 New London Road, according to Newark Police Spokesman Fred Nelson.

Nelson said the victim, a 26-year-old University of Delaware student, reported that he was walking in the shopping center when he was approached by two male suspects. The victim stated one of the suspects pointed a handgun at him and the other suspect removed property from his pockets, including his wallet, keys, cell phone, and cash, said Nelson.

The suspects then fled in an unknown direction. The victim then contacted police a short time later. A Delaware State Police K-9 Officer and his K-9 partner responded to the scene to assist with tracking the suspects, however, they were unable to be located.

Suspect 1 description: black male, 6’01’’, wearing a black zip up jacket with the hood up
Suspect 2 description: black male, 5’07’’, wearing a gray zip up jacket with the hood up

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident should contact Detective Daniel Bystricky at 302-366-7100 ext. 3136 or Daniel.Bystricky@cj.state.de.us

You can send an anonymous text message tip by texting 302NPD and your message to TIP411. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com where a reward may be available.

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