Man robbed behind Wawa
Police seek suspect in crime at Ogletown Road store
An unidentified man remains on the loose after forcibly stealing money from a person behind a convenience store in Newark earlier this month, police reported.
The incident occurred about 9:30 p.m. Sept. 1 behind the Wawa at 601 Ogletown Road, where the victim, whom investigators described only as a 48-yearold man, was standing next to his vehicle when the robber approached him from behind and grabbed him, according to Lt. Fred Nelson, a Newark Police Department spokesman.
“During the struggle, the suspect was able to remove an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim’s pocket,” Nelson said.
After stealing the money, Nelson added, the suspect ran away and was last seen heading toward the College Square Shopping Center.
A surveillance camera videotaped the robber right before or right after the incident, and on Tuesday, NPD released a photo gleaned from that footage, in hopes of identifying him, police reported.
“After investigative leads have failed to identify the suspect, the police department is asking the public to assist in his identification,” Nelson explained.
The suspect is described as a white man, between 18 and 24 years old, with brown eyes, brown hair, a thin mustache and light facial acne, police said. He was last seen wearing a camouflage hooded jacket and blue jeans, police added.
Anyone with information that might help in this robbery investigation is asked to contact NPD Det. Taras Gerasimov, lead investigator, at 302-366-7100, ext. 3474, or at TGerasimov@newark.de.us
This surveillance photo shows a man who robbed another man behind the Wawa at 601 Ogletown Road on Sept. 1. Investigators have not been able to identify the on-the-loose robber, and they are asking for the public’s help.