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ALERT: Suspect Wanted in Newark South Ward Aggravated Assault Attack


Cold Stone

By: Richard L. Smith 

Police in Newark are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect wanted in connection with an armed aggravated assault that occurred on Monday, August 7. 

According to a statement released by Newark Police officials, at approximately 6:35 a.m., a male victim, leaving a residence in the 800 block of South 13th Street, was approached by a male suspect brandishing a gun and ordering the victim back into the residence.

Police say the victim resisted, a struggle ensued, and the armed suspect fled, heading west on Madison Avenue. 


Detectives investigating this incident seek the public’s help identifying this suspect, described as a Black male in his forties, 5’11” tall, and 180 pounds.

Police said the man wore a black rain coat with bright orange lining, black cap, black ski mask, black hooded sweat shirt, black pants, black boots, and black gloves.

Director Fragé urges anyone with information about the identity of this suspect 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.