Troopers Arrest Man for Attempted Robbery and Felony Assault in Newark

The Delaware State Police arrested 35-year-old Andrew Ford, of Bear, Delaware, for an attempted robbery and stabbing Saturday night at an IHOP in Newark.

On March 16, 2024, at approximately 8:00 p.m., troopers responded to a report of a robbery and stabbing that occurred at IHOP, located at 2644 Kirkwood Highway in Newark. The investigation revealed that a man, identified as Andrew Ford, entered the IHOP wearing a mask and carrying a knife. Ford demanded money and threatened the cashier with the knife. When the cashier refused to hand over money, Ford exited the restaurant but was followed by two patrons. While outside, Ford threatened the two men and cut one of them in the hand with the knife as they tried to subdue him. The two men and other individuals were able to hold Ford on the ground until troopers arrived and took him into custody. The 31-year-old man that was stabbed was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Ford was transported to an area hospital for unrelated medical treatment. He was charged with the crimes listed below, arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11, and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $165,000 secured bond.


Andrew Ford











  • Attempted Robbery 1st Degree, Displaying a Weapon (Felony)
  • Assault 1st Degree (Felony)
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Aggravated Menacing (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)


Delaware State Police Troop 2 Robbery Unit continues to investigate this incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective D. Patterson by calling (302) 365-8404. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit / Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at

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