Man charged in UD robbery
Police seek second suspect in on-campus holdup
University of Delaware Police have arrested a Newark man accused of robbing a student at gunpoint as he walked near his dorm last month.
Meanwhile, police released the identity of a second suspect and asked for the public’s help locating him.
The two men approached the student at 2:40 a.m. Feb. 14 in a parking lot near Thomas McKean Residence Hall, which is located on Laird Campus off New London Road, according to UD police.
As one man pointed a handgun at the student, the other tackled him to the ground, police said. The victim’s wallet fell out of his pocket, and one of the men stole it. The other man demanded the victim’s cell phone, and the victim complied.
The men fled in an older-model gold or tan Chrysler sedan.
Police used sur veillance footage to locate the suspects’ vehicle and identify the men as Kimar T. Johnson, 26, and Markwon D. Ross, 21.
Johnson was arrested Feb. 28 by the Delaware River and Bay Authority Police while driving the vehicle he used during the robbery, police said.
Johnson was charged with first-degree robbery, seconddegree conspiracy, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony and third-degree criminal trespass. He was committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $56,000 bond
Anyone with information about Ross’ whereabouts should contact UD Police at 302-831-2222.