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Philly Woman Arrested in October Newark Robbery

May 21, 2015 03:03PM ● 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 or[email protected] . 

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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