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Newark store clerk injured chasing jewel thief

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Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 3:32 am

Newark Police are on the lookout for a man who took several pieces of jewelry from Anemoni Jewelers in the Shops at Louviers on Papermill Road, then carried a clerk on the hood of his getaway car for a short time before speeding away.

According to police, the heist happened at 2:50 p.m. Saturday when a man entered the store and asked to look at several pieces of jewelry, then grabbed the merchandise and ran.

The 44-year-old male clerk chased the suspect to where a getaway car was waiting near the intersection of Longwood Lane and Hagley Court in the Woods of Louviers neighborhood. Police said the clerk jumped onto the hood as the vehicle began to speed away, but was thrown off when the vehicle hit a curb.

The robber is described as a dark-skinned black man, approximately 25 to 35 years of age, 5-foot-8 to 6 feet tall with a muscular build, clean-shaven and with short cropped hair. He was wearing a tan striped sweater and tan pants.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a tan Ford Explorer, possibly with Maryland tags. The vehicle may have damage to the front windshield wiper assembly.

The clerk was taken to Christiana Hospital, where he was treated for a broken hand after falling off of the vehicle.

Anyone with additional information about this incident should contact Detective Fred Nelson at (302) 366-7110, Ext. 136, or frederick.nelson@cj.state.de.us. You can send an anonymous tip by texting 302NPD and your message to TIP411. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or via the Internet at www.tipsubmit.com where a reward may be available

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