Po­lice search­ing for armed bur­glar

Newark Post - - POLICE BLOTTER -

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

hooded sweat­shirt.

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.

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