Man charged in UD rob­bery

Po­lice seek sec­ond sus­pect in on-cam­pus holdup

Newark Post - - FRONT PAGE - By JOSH SHAN­NON jshan­non@ches­

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.



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