Cops: Large Weed Deal Turns In To A Robbery, Two Newark Teens Arrested


Newark – On January 29th, 2018, at approximately 10:00 p.m. the Newark Police responded to a report of a robbery that occurred behind the Jersey Mike’s located at 1107 South College Avenue, according to Sgt. Gerald J. Bryda.

Bryda said the male victim was with two subjects in the parking lot behind that location for the purpose of purchasing a large quantity of marijuana. While at that location, the two subjects physically assaulted the victim and stole an undisclosed amount of cash, a cell phone and keys, according to Bryda.

Through investigative means, Detectives identified two 17-year-old juveniles, both of Newark, according to Bryda. The pair was arrested on February 2, 2018, and charged with Robbery 1st degree, Assault 3rd Degree and Conspiracy 2nd Degree. One of the juveniles was released to a family member on $6,500 unsecured bond, while the other was committed to the New Castle County Detention Center in lieu of $6,500 secured bond.

The victim suffered a head injury but refused medical attention., said Bryda.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Detective Gerasimov at [email protected] or 302-366-710 ext. 3474.