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Armed Suspect Pressed Gun to Head of Victim During Newark Robbery



By: Richard L. Smith 

The public’s help is being sought in identifying a male suspect who is wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on Sunday, May 14. 

Newark Police officials said approximately 11:26 p.m., six male victims were playing dominoes in the 200 block of 3rd Street when two male suspects approached them.

Police say Suspect No. 1 brandished a sand-colored handgun, pressed it to the head of one of the victims, and demanded money.  

According to police, suspect No. 2 collected the victims’ cash, jewelry, and cell phones before both suspects fled, heading north on 3rd Avenue.

Detectives investigating this incident seek the public’s help in quickly identifying these suspects. Lupus

The first suspect is described as 5’10” tall with a heavy-set build. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and khaki pants.  

Police say Suspect No. 2 is described as Black, 5’3” tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark-colored pants.

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 confidential and could result in a reward.