Two women in Newark successfully fought off separate abduction attempts over the holiday weekend. Now police are warning others to be on the lookout.
UPDATE: Newark Police have released surveillance video they believe shows the suspect in the attempted abductions walking in the distance. The video is from the Main Towers apartments .
The first incident happened as a 28-year-old University of Delaware student was unloading things from her car at the Colonial Gardens apartments on East Main Street in Newark.
Around 11:20 p.m. on Sunday, a man approached her from behind around and tried to put a rag with an unknown chemical around her mouth. She fought off the attacker and was able to run away.
The second incident happened around a few hours later outside the Main Towers apartments nearby the scene of the first attack.
Around 3:33 a.m. on July 4, a 61-year-old woman was attacked from behind. Just like the first incident, the attacker grabbed the victim from behind around her neck and mouth and tried to push her into a vehicle. The second victim also successfully fought off the attack and ran away on foot.
Newark Police say the suspect is described as a withe man in his early 20’s, about 5’6″ to 5’7″ tall, with a thin build. Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call Newark Police Detective James Skinner at 302-366-7100 ext. 3135.