On Tuesday May 15, 2018 at approximately 10:25 p.m. the Newark Police responded to the Red Roof Inn located at 1119 South College Avenue for a report of an Attempted Armed Robbery according to Sgt. Gerald Bryda.
Bryda said an unknown male entered the lobby, pointed a handgun at two employees and demanded money. The male then fled the lobby on foot without any property towards the rear of the complex.
The suspect is described as an unknown race male, approximately 5’5”, 180-210 pounds wearing a dark sweatshirt with a hood up, light colored pants, sunglasses and a mask covering his face.
A similar incident occurred on Monday May 14, 2018 at approximately 11:45 p.m. In that incident Newark Police Officers responded to the Sunoco located at 287 South Main Street for a report of an armed robbery, according to Sgt. Gerald J. Bryda.
An unknown male entered the store brandished a handgun and demanded money, according to Bryda. The suspect fled the store on foot, with an undisclosed amount of money, in a southbound direction through the parking lot.
That suspect is described as a white male dressed in all black clothing, with his face partially covered in black material.
Anyone with information regarding either incident is asked to contact Detective Gerasimov at TGerasimov@newark.de.us or 302-366-7100 ext. 3474.