New Castle County Division of Police arrested 32-year-old, Nenad Trkuljia, in relation to a felony robbery investigation from the community of Forest Knoll.
(Newark, DE 19702) Last Tuesday (Oct 29) patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the area of Wellington Drive and Kings Bridge Court in the community of Forest Knoll, reference a robbery report. Upon arrival, the officers were able to contact the 30-year-old victim.
The victim reported she was in the area meeting an acquaintance. When she arrived in the area the acquaintance, later identified as 32-year-old, Nenad Trkuljia, entered the vehicle and demanded she hand over all of her money.
The victim stated that she attempted to comply but was struck multiple times in the back of the head with a rock-like object.
After a struggle, the victim was able to escape the vehicle, which was a 2013 Chevrolet Traverse, and run across the street into the parkland.
The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of a broken hand and multiple lacerations to her head.
The Chevrolet Traverse was later located unoccupied in the community of Glendale.
Earlier this morning, (Nov 1) officers from the New Castle County Division of Police SWAT team were able to apprehend Trkuljia at his residence on Kings Bridge Court, also in the community of Forest Knoll.
He was transported to New Castle County Division of Police Headquarters and charged with one count of felony Robbery 1st, and one count of felony Theft of a Motor Vehicle.
He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and held in lieu of $27,500 cash bail.
Additionally, if you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a violent crime or have lost a loved one to sudden death and are in need assistance, the New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit is available to offer you support and resources through (302)-395-8000.