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Philly Woman Arrested in October Newark Robbery

May 21, 2015 03:03PM ● Published by Kevin

Stephanie Nichole Foster was arrested by the Delaware State Police and the United States Marshall Task Force in Philadelphia on May 19th, 2015.  Foster was previously identified as a robbery suspect based on NPD’s investigation into the following incidents below:

On October 28th, 2014, at approximately 6:15pm, Foster attempted to pick pocket a victim inside the Alex and Ani located at 50 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711. Upon realizing that her wallet had been removed by Foster, the victim confronted her and a brief physical altercation ensued. Foster fled after surrendering the wallet back to the victim. At approximately 6:46pm on the same date, Foster attempted to snatch another wallet from another victim in the area of 102 E. Main Street, Newark, DE implying that she was armed with a gun in the process. After a brief foot chase the suspect was apprehended by a group of citizens, however, she subsequently escaped as they attempted to call 911. The suspect is also believed to have removed a wallet from within a third victim’s bag at the Chipotle located at 136 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711 between 5:09pm and 6:45pm. That victim’s cards were later used at several local businesses.

Foster was committed to Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in lieu of $52,000 secured bail for the following charges:

2 counts of Robbery 1st Degree

Attempted Theft under $1,500

Theft Under $1,500 

Stephanie Nichole Foster, age 32

Philadelphia, PA 19133

Anyone with additional information on this incident should contact Detective Daniel Bystricky at 302-366-7100 ext. 3136 . 

You can send an anonymous text message tip by texting 302NPD and your message to TIP411. 

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at where a reward may be available.  

The Newark Police Department affirms that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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