Sleeping UD Student Assaulted, Robbed During Home Invasion


Newark – On Tuesday March 13, 2018 at 1:11 a.m. the Newark Police responded to the 200 block of East Delaware Avenue for a reported home invasion which occurred approximately thirty minutes earlier, according to Sgt. Gerald J. Bryda.

Byrda said officers made contact with a male UD student, age 19. The victim reported that he was in bed when he heard what he presumed was a roommate entering the residence. He then advised that he was confronted by 4 to 5 male suspects in his room, who punched him while he was in his bed.

He was then able to chase them out of the residence and while doing this, received a punch to his head. The suspects fled out of the residence on foot in an unknown direction. An undisclosed amount of money was removed from wallets within the residence, said Byrda. The victim sustained injuries to his face and back, but did not require medical attention. No weapons were displayed during the incident.

Three of the suspects were described as high school aged males, two black males and one Hispanic male, all dressed in dark colored clothing wearing dark colored hats.

Detectives responded to the scene and are continuing with the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Detective Bystricky at [email protected] or 302-366-7100 ext. 3136.

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Newark – Newark Police are investigating a robbery that occurred in the 200 block of East Delaware Avenue, according to an alert sent out by the University of Delaware early this morning.. Suspects are described as at least three male teens, wearing sweatpants and beanie style hats. No weapons were observed. Suspects fled in an unknown direction.

Officials have not released information regarding the victim or any property that was taken.