Newark Attempted Robbery Suspect Released On Unsecured Bond

Newark Police are investigating an attempted robbery that they say occurred on Saturday, according to Lt Andrew Rubin.

Rubin said on September 25, 2021, at about 12:54 in the afternoon, a bicycle was stolen from the area of the 7-11 store in the 200-block of East Delaware Avenue.

Just over an hour later, at 2:09, Newark Police responded to the unit block of East Main Street for an attempted robbery said, Rubin. During the incident, a female victim reported that she was walking on the sidewalk when a male rode up to her on a bicycle and tried to remove her purse from her shoulder. The suspect was unable to remove the purse, however, the victim suffered a minor injury that did not require medical attention. The suspect fled the scene on the bicycle.

A short time later, a Newark Police Officer on patrol observed the suspect on South Main Street at the Park ‘N Shop shopping center. The officer contacted the male suspect and took him into custody without incident. He was identified as the suspect in both the bicycle theft and the robbery attempt, said Rubin.

The suspect, identified as David Berry, 21, of Wilmington, was transported to Newark Police headquarters. He was charged with:

Attempted Robbery Second Degree
Theft Under $1500
Berry appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video and was released on $7,000 unsecured bail.

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