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Woman Robs University of Delaware Students

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NEWARK, Del. (AP/WBOC)- Police say two University of Delaware students were robbed by a woman who threatened that she had a gun.

Newark police said the two female students were walking on East Main Street approaching Academy Street at around 6:45 p.m. when a woman approached. They said the woman then grabbed a purse from one of the students and ran away.

That is when the students began chasing her.

But police said the woman soon realized the purse had no money in it and turned around, telling the young women she had a gun and demanding their money.

The student whose purse hadn't been stolen then gave the woman her money.

A group of witnesses chased the woman, but she got away. The suspect is described as a white female, approximately 5-foot-7, 25-35 years of age, light brown hair in a pony tail and was wearing jeans and a black jacket.

Anyone with additional information on this incident should contact Detective Daniel Bystricky at (302) 366-7110, ext. or Daniel.bystricky@cj.state.de.us .

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