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ALERT: Suspect Sought for Stealing ATM Machine in Downtown Newark


Police in Newark seek the public’s help with identifying a suspect and locating a cargo van used to steal an ATM machine from a downtown business on September 12, 2021.

According to authorities, Newark Police responded to reports of a burglary around 3 a.m. on Branford Place.

The owner of the business told officers that she closed her shop Saturday night on September 11.

When she returned around noon on Sunday, shattered glass from the front door was on the ground, locks to a pull-down gate were missing and the ATM machine inside was gone.

Police said the silver-colored vehicle used in the burglary was an older model Ford Econoline cargo van with rear and side windows and rust on the bottom of its frame.

The suspect, who fled east on Branford Place, is a 5’6’’ to 5’8’’ male with a heavy build.

According to police, the suspect wore a mask, a dark blue or black pullover sweater, and red sweatpants with black footwear.

While detectives investigate this incident and seek the public’s help with identifying the suspect, Director O’Hara urges anyone with information to call the 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.