Shoe discovery may help solve bizarre Newark burglaries

    Newark Police may be closer to figuring out who is behind an odd series of burglaries in which the only items taken were men’s shoes and pictures of men.

    Newark Police may have a break in an odd series of shoe burglaries.

    On Sunday morning, a large number of shoes were found near a creek along Brewster Bridge Road in Elkton, MD.  Newark investigators say the discarded shoes may be linked to a rash of burglaries in Newark.  The shoes, 250 in total, were found in three duffle bags, and scattered around the area.

    Police say five homes were burglarized over a two week period through the end of December in the area of East Park Place and Wollaston Avenue near the University of Delaware campus. They say the only items taken: men’s shoes and photographs of men.  Police had been looking for a suspect driving a yellow Mitsubishi Eclipse with Delaware tags.

    It’s not immediately clear if the shoes found in Elkton are related to the bizarre thefts.  They say because they were found near the water, the shoes will need to be dried out before they can be inspected or analyzed.  The drying process could take several days.

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