Newark police seek men, truck involved in Friday night assault

Newark Police are seeking a Ford F350 pickup truck with silver rims and a Tonneau bed cover.

Newark Police are seeking a Ford F350 pickup truck with silver rims and a Tonneau bed cover.

Newark Police are seeking a Ford F350 pick-up up truck and at least six men who pulled up to trio of people on Haines Street and hit them.

The 10:09 p.m. attack Friday started when a dark-colored Ford F350 pick-up truck pulled up to two men and a woman in the area of Continental Avenue, the release said.

More than six young men, possibly as many as 12, got out of the truck and began to assault the victims. The suspects are in their late teens or early 20s, the release said.

 

The two men suffered facial and other injuries, and one was knocked unconscious. Both were taken to a hospital and treated for injuries the police release said were non-life-threatening. The woman also was hit in the face, but refused treatment.

No property was taken, no weapons were used and police said they knew of no motive.

Newark Police are seeking a Ford F350 pickup truck with silver rims and a Tonneau bed cover in connection with a Friday night assault in the university town.

Newark is the home of the University of Delaware, and its streets often have people walking on them at night, particularly going to and coming from Main Street, which is a hub of restaurants and bars. Many are students, some of whom have 12-month leases on apartments and stay in the area between semesters.

Efforts were not successful Saturday afternoon to reach a University of Delaware spokesman to find out if any of the victims are students.

 

Police published a surveillance video of the suspect vehicle, which has silver rims and a Tonneau bed cover, traveling on both East Main Street and East Delaware Avenue prior to the assault.

The vehicle fled southbound on South Chapel Street following the assault.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Officer Jose Santos at (302) 366-7100 x. 3144  or [email protected]


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