Newark police arrest woman for kidnapping, robbery hoax

 24-year-old Brenda Aydin was charged after police says she falsely claimed to have been kidnapped at her Newark apartment. (John Jankowski/for NewsWorks; inset photo courtesy Newark Police)

24-year-old Brenda Aydin was charged after police says she falsely claimed to have been kidnapped at her Newark apartment. (John Jankowski/for NewsWorks; inset photo courtesy Newark Police)

Newark police have arrested a woman for allegedly falsely reporting a kidnapping and robbery incident Monday night.

The Newark Police Department arrested Brenda Aydin, 24, and took her into custody Tuesday morning after an overnight investigation into her police report that she was kidnapped and robbed.

Newark police say they found the incident to be false after spotting inconsistencies in Aydin’s story.

After 8 p.m. Monday night police responded to the Christina Mill apartments on Christina Mill Drive in Newark for a report of a robbery. A 24-year-old woman stated she was approached from behind in the parking lot outside the complex, and was forced into her apartment with a weapon to her back. She claimed the suspect stole jewelry, and fled the area.

The woman’s story was very similar to the details of three other kidnapping and sexual assault incidents that occured in Wilmington and Pike Creek in February and March. Police say those three cases are likely connected.

However, following an extensive overnight investigation into Monday night’s report, Newark Police determined the fourth case in Delaware was false. Aydin was arrested for falsely reporting an incident and arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court #2. she was released on $500 unsecured bond, according to police.

Police ask anyone with additional information about this incident to contact Detective Daniel Bystricky at 302-366-7100 ext. 3136 or Daniel.Bystricky@cj.state.de.us.

Anonymous tips can be sent via text message by texting 302NPD and a message to TIP411.

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com where a reward may be available.

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