Delaware students attacked in afternoon robbery

 Newark Police are looking for information about the men seen in these surveillance camera photos. (photo courtesy Newark PD)

Newark Police are looking for information about the men seen in these surveillance camera photos. (photo courtesy Newark PD)

Newark Police are looking for a pair of men who robbed two University of Delaware students late Tuesday afternoon near the campus.

According to police, two men confronted the female students around 5:30 Tuesday night in the area of Wilbur Street. The suspects allegedly grabbed the women’s purses from behind. When one victim tried to resist, she was punched in the face.

Police say the suspects used the victim’s credit cards at several stores in the city of Wilmington a short time later.  Surveillance camera images of the suspects using the cards were discovered by police and are being distributed with the hope that someone can provide information about their identity.

Police believe the pair may be driving an older model Mercury Mountaineer, gray or silver in color. They say the vehicle’s license plate was partially covered by paper.

The victims are 21 and 22 year old students from Paramus, NJ and York, PA.

Newark Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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