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Surveillance photo from the Oct. 4 armed robbey

Armed robbery

Newark Police investigate armed robbery at Newark Shopping Center


4:13 p.m., Oct. 5, 2012--Newark Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred around 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Metro PCS store, located in the Newark Shopping Center, 230 East Main St.

According to police, a man entered and went to the rear of the store where he confronted an employee in a back room, displaying a handgun and demanding money. The suspect forced the employee to clear out the store register and took an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot south across East Main Street toward East Delaware Avenue. 

The suspect is described as a man in his late teens to early 20s, with a goatee and a thin build, wearing a royal blue hooded sweatshirt, jeans and sneakers.

Police have released a surveillance photo of the suspect.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Fred Nelson at 302-366-7110, ext. 136 or Anonymous tips can be texted to 302NPD, with the message to TIP411. Information also can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or, where a reward may be available. 

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