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Arrest Warrant Issued for Newark Man Wanted for Armed Robberies


Newark Police report that an arrest warrant has been issued for Maleak Williams, 21, of Newark for his role in multiple armed robberies at two gas stations that occurred on August 3.

According to police, officers responded to an Exxon Gas Station, where a robbery was in progress at approximately 6:15 a.m. in the 1400 block of McCarter Highway.

Williams and two other suspects took money from the cash register and another man before they fled in a black, 4-door Lexus.

Police report that approximately 10 minutes later, at 6:25 a.m., police officers responded to another armed robbery in progress at a Sunoco Gas Station in the same 1400 block of McCarter Highway.

Williams and the suspects stole money from the cash register and fled southbound on McCarter Highway in the black Lexus.

One of the suspects was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, another had on all black clothing and a third suspect was wearing a blue tie-dye hooded sweatshirt.

Williams, who is described as 5’6’’ and lbs., is known to frequent the Georgia King Village housing complex. He has brown eyes, black hair, a medium brown complexion and has a history of stolen automobiles and armed robberies.

The detectives investigating this incident are seeking the public’s help in quickly locating Williams. Newark police urge anyone with information about him to call the Division's 24- hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477).

Anonymous tips may also be made using the Police Division’s [**website**](

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.