Exclusive Photos – SWAT Team Takes Down Newark Robbery Spree Suspect

Newark Police joined by County K-9 At Sunoco -DelDOT

On Sunday, July 7, 2019, at approximately 6:36 in the morning, Newark Police responded to Sunoco on South Main St for a knifepoint robbery that just occurred, according to M/Cpl William Smith.

Smith said the employee stated that a white male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt entered the store, displayed a knife, and demanded money. The suspect then fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Shane Kudlick

Newark Police Officers respond to the scene very quickly, with one officer directing dispatch to get a K-9 Unit on scene asap. Within minutes a County K-9 Unit along with two other County Units arrived to assist the Newark Officers. Reports from the scene indicate that a K-9 track was implemented, however, it’s not clear if that track was successful.

Police officers descended on a Studio Green Apartment building off of Thorn lane a few blocks away from the Sunoco where witnesses said the SWAT team raided an apartment.

Smith confirmed that the Newark Police SWAT Team arrested Shane Kudlick, 21, of Newark for the series of robberies on South Main Street. Through investigative means, including reviewing surveillance video Kudlick was identified as the suspect in these robberies, said Smith.

NPD with County Units and Evidence Techs at suspect's apartment

 

A warrant for Kudlick arrest was issued and evidence was recovered during the execution of search warrants on his apartment, said Smith.

Kudlick has been linked to a total of four robberies by Newark Police:

June 23, 2019 – Robbery / Sunoco on South Main St
July 5, 2019 – Attempted Robbery / 7-Eleven on South Main St
July 6, 2019 – Robbery / Sunoco on South Main St (Information Below)
July 7, 2019 – Robbery / Sunoco on South Main St

Kudlick was transported back to Newark Police Headquarters where he was charged with the following offenses:

Robbery First Degree x 2
Attempted Robbery First
Robbery Second Degree
Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony x 3
Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony x 2

He appeared before Justice of the Peace Court and was held on $123,000 secured bond. His custody was transferred to the Howard R Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.

July 6, 2019 – Robbery / Sunoco on South Main St

On July 6, 2019, at approximately 1:26 pm, Newark Police responded to Sunoco on South Main St for a reported robbery. The store employee reported that a white male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt entered the store and attempted to complete a transaction. The suspect then ran around the counter and tried to grab money out of the open cash register. The suspect was unsuccessful in his attempts to obtain any money. The suspect then fled the business with an unknown amount of cigarettes, according to M/Cpl William Smith.

 

Police vehicle stationed in the back of the apartment building so the suspect couldn't flee.
Police vehicle in the yard in front of the suspect's apartment

 

 

Photos below are from the June 23rd robbery.

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