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ALERT: Suspect Sought for Questioning for Newark Robbery


Police in Newark requests the public’s help with locating Alberto Silva, 38, of Newark, who is wanted for questioning in connection with an armed robbery at a gas station on June 2, 2022.

According to officials, Newark Police responded to a call about a robbery that occurred at approximately 3:55 a.m. at Newark Exxon, located in the 600 block of McCarter Highway.  

Two armed suspects, both with handguns, approached the gas station and demanded that the employee give them money.

According to police, one of the suspects took $367 from the employee’s pocket and the other suspect grabbed his cellphone.

Both men fled westbound on Cottage Street.

Silva, a Hispanic male,  is described as 6'1" and 260 pounds. He has brown eyes, black hair, and a light complexion.

 Interim Director Malave urges anyone with information about Silva to call the Police Division’s 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477).

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.