Students assaulted, robbed on New London Road
Published: Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Updated: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 18:10
Two university students were robbed in the early hours of Wednesday morning on New London Road, police said.
Two male students, aged 18 and 20, walking northbound on the sidewalk on New London Road near Ray Street were assaulted and robbed by two unknown men at 1:30 a.m, according to the Newark Police Department. The suspects struck both victims in the face, and then stole their backpacks, which contained laptops and school materials. No weapons were seen or used during the robbery.
The suspects fled on foot across the street to a white, older model four-door Chevrolet sedan, where two other men were waiting at the vehicle. The vehicle then fled northbound on New London Road.
The 18-year-old student sustained facial swelling and a head laceration. The 20-year-old student also sustained swelling in his face. Both refused medical attention, officials said.
The first suspect is described as a black man, 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall with an average build. The second suspect is described as a black man, 6 foot to 6 feet, 1 inches tall with an average build.
Those with information about this incident should contact Det. Greg D'Elia at (302) 366-7110, ext. 132.