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Newark Police arrest third suspect in July 15 armed robbery


Editor's note: On July 24, 2013, Newark Police announced that the fourth suspect, a 12-year-old juvenile from Wilmington, was taken into custody at his residence without incident. He was charged and released on $5,000 unsecured bond into the custory of his mother. He was issued a no contact order with the city of Newark and ordered not to leave the house without his mother.

4:15 p.m., July 23, 2013--Newark Police have arrested a third suspect in connection with the July 15 armed robbery of two University of Delaware English Language Institute students. 

On July 15, two UD English Language Institute students, both 18, were seated on a bench at an apartment complex entrance when they were approached by four individuals, one of them displaying a handgun. The four demanded the students' belongings and fled with an undisclosed amount of currency, two cell phones and a passport. 

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Two suspects were arrested last week.

A third suspect turned himself in to Newark Police on July 22. The suspect, who is 13, has been charged with two counts of first degree robbery and one count of second degree conspiracy. He was committed to People’s Place in Townsend, Del., in lieu of $24,000 secured bail.

A fourth and final suspect, who is 12, has been identified, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Anyone with additional information on this incident should contact Det. Greg Micolucci at 302-366-7110 ext. 132 or Anonymous tips can be texted to 302NPD, with the message to TIP411. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or, where a reward may be available.

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