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ALERT: Police Search for NJ Teen Missing Since April


Clifton Police said the family of 15-year-old Clifton resident Veleriy Atajamov (AKA- "Nazeem") reported him missing on April 28, 2022, after he fled a religious school that he attends (Clifton Blue Mosque) for what is believed to be disciplinary reasons. 

According to Clifton Police, since that time, numerous agencies have been searching for his whereabouts - however, to no avail.

Veleriy is 6'1", 140 lbs. and has been tracked to Brooklyn during the past several weeks. 

He is believed to still be in that area, specifically within the neighborhoods of Coney Island/Brighton Beach. 

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is urged to contact the Clifton Police Dispatch Center @ 973-470-5911 or the Clifton Police Juvenile Division @ 973-470-5882