Police are investigating the robbery and assault of a University of Delaware graduate student. Police say it happened around 5 a.m. on Saturday on the west sidewalk of North College Avenue just north of the CSX rail crossing in Newark, Delaware.
A 28-year-old woman was walking on the sidewalk when she was allegedly approached by two men who punched her and knocked her to the ground. Police say the suspects continued to punch and kick her, knocking her briefly unconscious in the process, before stealing her purse and fleeing the scene eastbound across North College Avenue towards the railroad tracks.
The victim, who is a graduate student at the University of Delaware, was taken to Christiana Hospital where she was treated for severe trauma to her face, including a broken orbital lobe and nose.
The first suspect is described as a white male between the ages of 19 and 22, standing between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10 and weighing between 160 and 180 pounds. Police say he was last seen wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt, dark colored jeans and light colored sneakers. The second suspect is described as a white male between the ages of 19 and 22, standing between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-11 and weighing between 170 and 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing dark-colored jeans, a maroon hooded sweatshirt with white writing on the front covering a baseball cap.
If you have any information on this incident, please call police at 302-366-7110 ext. 135.