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Robbery investigation

UD Police investigate early morning robbery


Editor's note: This article was updated at 1:36 p.m., July 13, 2014.

11:15 a.m., July 13, 2014--University of Delaware Police are investigating a robbery that occurred shortly after 2 a.m., Sunday, July 13, on West Delaware Avenue near the south side of the Trabant Parking Garage. 

A man was walking on the sidewalk and heard steps behind him when he was struck from behind and knocked to the ground. While he was down, cash and a cell phone were removed from his pocket. The victim got to his feet and struggled with his attacker. A second man separated them and the pair then fled on foot. 

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The victim, who is not at UD student, declined medical treatment. 

The first suspect is described as a white male, 25-30 years old, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 160-170 pounds, with brown eyes, short brown hair and scruffy facial har on his chin, wearing a white T-shirt, jeans and boots. The second suspect is described as having the same age, build and attire, without the facial hair.  

Anyone with any information is asked to contact UD Police at 302-831-2222.

UD Police issued a text and email alert around 3 a.m., July 13, advising the University community of the incident, with recommendations to be aware of one's surroundings, use well-lit paths and walk in groups when possible.

Safety tips

UD Police remind members of the University community to take precautions to safeguard themselves against crime: 

• Show a confident attitude and be alert and aware of your surroundings. 

• Avoid walking alone at night. Walk with a group, ride a UD shuttle bus or call for a walking escort.

• Use well-lighted paths and sidewalks, and take the most direct route. 

• Report all suspicious activity by calling 911.


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