Delaware State Police

Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Robbery Suspect

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Newark- Delaware State Police Robbery Unit detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Newark man wanted in connection with a pair of robberies which have occurred in New Castle County over the past few weeks.

Detectives have obtained warrants charging Michael S. Berwick, 26, with two counts of Robbery 1st Degree and two counts of Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony after he was identified as the suspect who robbed a pair of  businesses in the Newark  area on March 9, 2017 and March 13, 2017. In each instance, Berwick would enter the targeted location and present an employee with a demand note for cash. The note would imply that Berwick was armed, however, he did not display a weapon. After obtaining cash, Berwick would then exit the business and flee in an unknown direction. There were no injuries.

During the investigation, which included the review of video footage, the conducting of interviews, and the collection of physical evidence, detectives were able to positively identify Berwick as the suspect who robbed the Great Wall Chinese Restaurant, located at 21 Chestnut Hill Plaza, Newark, on Thursday, March 9, 2017, as well as the Dunkin Donuts, located at 1126 Capitol Trail, Newark, on Monday, March 13, 2017. The Middletown Police Department has also obtained warrants charging Berwick with the attempted robbery of the Dairy Queen, located at 100 Sandhill Drive, Middletown, on Thursday, March 9, 2017.

Michael Berwick is described as being 6’00″ tall, weighs approximately 190 lbs., has a thin build, light brown hair and hazel eyes.

If anyone has any information in reference to the location of Michael Berwick, they are asked to contact Detective Jonathon Packard at 302-365-8434. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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Released: 031717 1115

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