Police: Surveillance video may show armed robbery suspects
NPD looking for four people in connection with University Commons home invasion
Published: Saturday, April 2, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 00:04
Newark police have released surveillance video of four people they believe may be connected to last month's armed robbery at University Commons on Haines Street.
Police are asking the public's help in identifying the individuals so investigators can determine whether the people were involved in the crime.
The incident occurred just after 9 p.m. March 17 when three men armed with handguns entered an unlocked door of a residence in the 100 block of Victoria Court.
The men confronted the occupants of the house—two university students and one alumnus—and took wallets, cellphones, laptops and a Wii gaming console, police said. They fled in a gold Dodge Stratus with Pennsylvania tags being driven by a woman.
After the gunmen left, one of the victims, junior David Beaver, jumped into his car and followed the Dodge Stratus. Beaver told The Review last month that he ended his pursuit after the men jumped out of the car one by one, leaving only the getaway driver in the car.
The first gunman was described as a black man, 18 to 22 years old and wearing a maroon hooded sweatshirt. The second was described as a black man, 18 to 22 years old and wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt. The third was described as an 18-to 22-year-old man wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and a light-colored bandana covering his face. The getaway driver was described as a white woman, 18 to 22 years old with blond hair.
Anyone who can identify the people in the video or who has information about the robbery is asked to contact Det. Michael Szep at (302) 366-7110, ext. 136 or firstname.lastname@example.org