Police searching for armed burglar
Police are searching for a man who burglarized a Newark home while armed with a handgun.
The brazen daytime burglary happened at 4:16 p.m. Saturday in the unit block of North Chapel Street, according to Lt. Andrew Rubin, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department.
A 21-year-old resident and his girlfriend were on the second floor of the
home when they heard voices downstairs. The resident looked down the staircase and saw a burglar holding a handgun.
The two men made eye contact, and the burglar fled, said Rubin, who added that the burglar never pointed the gun at the resident.
Nothing was stolen, and the home was not damaged.
The burglar was described as a lightskinned black male, 20 to 25 years old, with braided hair and wearing a gray
Police believe there was a second burglar as well, but the resident did not see the person.
“We’re pretty sure there was a second person because he was talking to someone,” Rubin said.
Police used a K-9 to search the area but could not find the burglars.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Officer Kevin MacDowell at 302-366-7100, ext. 3497 or kmacdow[email protected]wark.de.us.