Police investigating attempted armed robbery at Newark motel
Police are searching for a gunman who attempted to rob a motel in Newark late Tuesday night.
The incident happened at 10:25 p.m. at the Red Roof Inn, located at 1119 S. College Ave., according to Sgt. Gerald Bryda, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department.
The man entered the lobby of the motel, pointed a handgun at two employees and demanded money, Bryda said. He ultimately fled empty-handed toward the back of the motel property.
The suspect was described as a 5-foot-5 man between 180 and 210 pounds. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, light-colored pants, sunglasses and a mask.
No surveillance footage was released.
Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Taras Gerasimov at TGerasimov@newark. de.us or 302-366-7100 ext. 3474.
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