Three men rob pedes­trian, run over his friend

Newark Post - - LOCAL NEWS - By JOSH SHAN­NON jshan­[email protected]­pub.com

Newark Po­lice are search­ing for three men who robbed an­other man and then ran over a friend of the vic­tim af­ter be­ing con­fronted last week.

The in­ci­dent be­gan just be­fore 9 p.m. Nov. 15 in the unit block of White Clay Drive, ac­cord­ing to Lt. An­drew Rubin, a spokesman for the Newark Po­lice Depart­ment.

The vic­tim, 21, was walk­ing down the street when a ve­hi­cle pulled up, and three men got out, Rubin said. With one hold­ing a base­ball bat, the men or­dered the vic­tim to turn over prop­erty, and the vic­tim com­plied.

One of the men punched the vic­tim in the head be­fore they drove away.

The vic­tim went home, and then he and a friend went look­ing for the rob­bers while also call­ing po­lice, Rubin said. They con­fronted the rob­bers in an al­ley off East Cleve­land Av­enue.

The friend, 22, jumped onto the rob­bers’ ve­hi­cle but fell off. The rob­bers drove over the friend’s leg and hit a parked ve­hi­cle while flee­ing east on Cleve­land Av­enue.

The orig­i­nal vic­tim suf­fered a bruise on his head but did not need med­i­cal at­ten­tion. His friend, mean­while, was taken to the hospi­tal to be treated for an in­jury to his leg, Rubin said.

The sus­pects were de­scribed only as three black men. Po­lice did not re­lease sur­veil­lance footage or a ve­hi­cle de­scrip­tion.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about this in­ci­dent is asked to con­tact De­tec­tive Paul Keld at 302-366-7100 x. 3106 or [email protected]

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