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Newark Police investigate robbery on Pomeroy Trail


12:48 p.m., Nov. 10, 2015--The Newark Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred at approximately 11 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9, on the Pomeroy Trail in Newark. 

A 26-year-old woman, walking alone, had entered the Pomeroy Trail near East Cleveland Avenue and Paper Mill Road. As she neared the area of Kershaw Street, she was approached from behind by a man armed with a handgun. He demanded her purse and cell phone then fled on foot toward Paper Mill Road. The victim, who was not injured during the incident, returned to her home and called the police. She is not a University of Delaware student.

The suspect is described as a black male, 18 to 35 years old, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, with an average build, wearing dark pants and a dark bandana covering his face.

Anyone with additional information on this incident should contact Detective Daniel Bystricky at 302-366-7100 ext. 3136 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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