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Couple Dragged, Beaten While at Newark Ironbound Restaurant


Police in Newark request the public’s help with identifying several suspects who were captured on surveillance video assaulting two victims at a restaurant on April 18, 2022.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. at the Vivo Tapas Kitchen & Lounge, located in the 100 block of Ferry Street.  

Police say suspect #1 grabbed a male victim, and suspect #2 dragged him out of the restaurant and threw him to the ground.

 The victim was then kicked multiple times by the suspects pictured below.

The female victim sustained a facial fracture when one of the suspects struck her with a brick as she was exiting the restaurant to check on the male victim. Police said he suffered a broken nose.

 Both victims were taken to University Hospital

Director O’Hara urges anyone with information about the suspects 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.