Three Teens Charged With Attempted Robbery In Newark

Newark – On Sunday, 5/28/2017, Newark Police arrested Trumye Shackelford, 18, of Wilmington along with two 17-year-old males for an attempted robbery that occurred on Lovett Avenue at 2:37 a.m., according to Newark Police Spokesman Lieutenant Fred Nelson.

Nelson said the victim, a 21-year-old male University of Delaware student, reported that he was walking on Lovett Avenue when he was cut off by a black older model sports car. The victim stated that two passengers exited the vehicle and demanded that he empty his pockets, said Nelson.

The victim stated that one of the suspects kept his hand in his pocket, which the victim believed was an attempt to imply that he was armed with a weapon, according to Nelson. Nelson said a University of Delaware Police Officer turned onto Lovett Avenue during the confrontation and the suspects then fled in their vehicle. The victim then flagged down the UDPD Officer and reported the attempted robbery.

Another UDPD Officer then conducted a traffic stop on a black Chevrolet Camaro on E. Delaware Avenue at Academy Street and all three suspects were arrested. All three subjects were video arraigned in front of Justice of the Peace Court 11 and later released on unsecured bond (Both 17-year-old males – $700 and Trumye Shackelford – $5,500).

The 17-year-old driver is from Newark and the other 17-year-old is from Wilmington.

All three were charged with attempted robbery 2nd Degree and conspiracy 2nd Degree

Anyone with additional information regarding these incidents should contact Detective Taras Gerasimov at 302-366-7100 extension 3474 or [email protected]

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