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Newark Police arrest two in connection with armed robbery on South Main Street


5:37 p.m., July 19, 2013--Newark Police have arrested two suspects and identified a third 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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Newark Police detectives obtained surveillance video showing the four individuals immediately before the crime and identified three of them -- Malik Wilson, 18, and two juveniles, all of Newark.

One of the juveniles turned himself in to Newark Police at July 18 after he learned warrants had been obtained for his arrest. He was arraigned and turned over to the New Castle County Detention Center in lieu of $16,000 bail. 

Wilson was arrested at his home in the early morning of July 19. He was arraigned and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institute in lieu of $32,000 bail.

The other juvenile who has been identified has not been located, and Newark Police detectives are still attempting to identify the fourth suspect involved in the incident. 

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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