UD students robbed at gunpoint
Police believe Kershaw Street home invasion involved drugs
Published: Friday, February 11, 2011
Updated: Friday, February 11, 2011 23:02
Two university students were robbed at gunpoint Wednesday evening at their home in the 100 block of Kershaw Street. Police believe drugs were involved.
One of the students answered a knock at the door at approximately 7:30 p.m. and was confronted by two men, one of whom was armed with a silver handgun, Newark police spokesman Lt. Mark A. Farrall said. Both victims were ordered to sit down on a couch while the one of the suspects went to a bedroom on the second floor and removed a safe containing cash.
During the robbery, one victim was struck in the face with the gun. He suffered a cut above his left eye and was taken to Christiana Hospital by private vehicle for treatment.
In addition to the safe and the cash inside, the suspects left with one of the victim's wallets, a laptop computer and car keys, Farrall said.
Investigators determined that illegal drug activity was being carried out at the residence. Police believe the suspects were searching for drugs and/or drug proceeds.
Both suspects are described as black males, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches to 6 feet tall and were wearing black hooded sweatshirts, black pants, black gloves and black balaclava-style masks. According to Farrall, the two were last seen on East Cleveland Avenue.
Anyone with information about this incident should contact Det. Greg Delia at (302) 366-7110, Ext. 132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.