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Armed Suspects Rob UPS, Amazon Delivery Drivers in Newark

By rlsmetro on
Newark

There is an active search for several suspects wanted for armed robberies of delivery drivers in sections of Newark on Thursday night. 

According to a preliminary investigation, at approximately 7:50 p.m., police were called to the vicinity of 86 South 8th Street to investigate reports of an armed robbery in progress. 

 

Upon arrival, police units notified headquarters that several suspects occupying a dark-colored Ford Fusion targeted an Amazon delivery driver who delivered to an address in the area then robbed the worker at gunpoint.  

 

Police say the suspect who held the firearm was a 5'8" tall slim black male who demanded personal possession from the delivery driver. 

 

In another incident, police believe the same suspects are wanted for a UPS driver robbery that occurred in the 500 block of South 13th Street. 

 

Police say in that incident, about four males occupying the Ford Fusion robbed the delivery driver then sped the scene in an unknown direction. The vehicle has a reported Connecticut license plate number "AS82649". 

 

Both robberies are under investigation and there were no physical injuries reported. 

 

The suspects occupying the vehicle are considered armed and dangerous individuals, according to police.