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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigating University Plaza Parking Lot Robbery

Date Posted: Monday, January 21st, 2019

Newark – The Delaware State Police are investigating a robbery that took place in the parking lot of the University Plaza Shopping Center on Sunday evening.

The incident occurred at approximately 6:55 p.m., Sunday, January 20, 2019, in the parking lot adjacent to the Wendy’s restaurant, located at 90 University Plaza, Newark. A 16 year old male had just exited his vehicle, intending to enter the Wendy’s when he was approached from behind by a suspect who placed an object in his back and demanded property. Believing the object to be a gun, the victim complied with the demand and turned over his wallet to the suspect who then fled on foot. The victim was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect could only be described as a male, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

No surveillance images are available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding the incident are asked to contact the Troop 2 Robbery Unit at 302-365-8566.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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