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ALERT: Suspect Wanted for Threatening to Shoot Newark West Ward Chicken Shack Worker

By rlsmetro on

Newark Police requests the public’s help in identifying a suspect who is wanted in connection with an incident of terroristic threats that occurred on Saturday, May 29. 

According to police, at approximately 5:30 p.m., police responded to Chicken Holiday, located at 1036 South Orange Avenue, on a call of a male threatening to shoot a store employee following a quarrel over the suspect entering without a mask.


The suspect left the store and returned moments later with a cinder block that he threw at the store’s window.

The suspect fled, heading west on South Orange Avenue and South on Sanford Avenue.

While police are actively searching for this suspect, they seek the public’s help in quickly identifying him as part of this investigation.

He is described as wearing a black Adidas track jacket with stripes on the sleeves, a black Adidas cap, black and white sweatpants and black Nike sneakers. 

Director O’Hara urges anyone with information about the identity of this suspect to call the Department'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.