Police are asking for the public’s help locating a gunman who grabbed and robbed a pedestrian in downtown Newark late Tuesday.

The incident happened around 11 p.m. on South Chapel Street, near the intersection of Delaware Avenue, according to Lt. Andrew Rubin, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department.

The pedestrian was walking south when the gunman got out of a car, grabbed him and pointed a handgun at him while demanding he hand over his property, Rubin said.

After the pedestrian complied, the gunman drove away and was last seen heading east on Delaware Avenue.

The pedestrian was not hurt.

The gunman was described as a black man in his 20s, 6 feet tall, between 190 and 210 pounds and wearing a black shirt with white lettering. He was driving a dark gray four-door sedan with a light-colored license plate on both the front and back.

Anyone with information about the robbery should contact Sgt. Greg Micolucci at 302-366-7100, ext. 3412, or gmicolucci@newark.de.us.

The incident marks the second armed hold-up in Newark in as many days, though police gave no indication they are related. On Monday afternoon, two men entered a home on West Main Street, and one held the resident at gunpoint while the other went into a bedroom. The suspects in that incident were described only as black men in their 20s.

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