Delaware State Police Investigating Carjacking Newark

by Pat Haley

Newark – The Delaware State Police are investigating a carjacking that took place at the Shell gas station early Saturday morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 1:43 a.m., Saturday, October 9, 2021, at the gas pump of the Shell located at 2410 Pulaski Highway, Newark. A 56-year-old female victim parked her gray 2018 Dodge Durango at the gas pump when a white sedan occupied by four suspects in masks pulled behind her vehicle. Two suspects exited the vehicle and approached the victim demanding her car keys. The victim’s keys were inside of her purse which was inside the vehicle. When the victim went to retrieve her purse, one suspect entered the vehicle through the passenger side and a struggled ensued. The victim was able to pry her purse away and gave the suspect her car keys. The two suspects then entered the Durango and fled southbound Glasgow Avenue.

The suspects were described as four black males all wearing dark clothing and masks.. There are no surveillance images available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Trooper Whitehead of Troop 2 by calling 302-834-2620. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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