Newark Police officials are reporting the arrest of Mr. Marvin Omar Benitez-Argueta, 24, of Newark, and Mr. Miguel Granados-Cabrera, 21, of Linden, in connection with an aggravated assault, stabbing and two carjacking incidents that occurred on Friday.
Police said at approximately 2:55 a.m., police responded to the 200 block of New York Avenue on a call of an assault.
The victim was chased and assaulted after leaving an Elm Street restaurant by three males following a dispute inside the establishment.
Police said during the altercation, the victim was stabbed and one of the suspects stole the victim’s cell phone.
Police said the victim is reportedly in stable condition.
Detectives investigating this incident identified Benitez-Argueta and Granados-Cabrera as suspects. Both men were located at Miller Street and Avenue B on July 13, 2022.
They face charges of aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a firearm for an illegal purpose, conspiracy, and robbery in this incident.
Police also obtained a warrant for both men for a carjacking that occurred later that same day.
At approximately 3:20 a.m., a man inside his parked car in the 300 block of Oliver Street was approached by Benitez-Argueta, Granados-Cabrera and another suspect.
Police said they pulled the victim out of his vehicle and stabbed him with a knife before taking his vehicle, containing his wallet and car keys.
The victim was transported to University Hospital for treatment.
The pair faces a charge of carjacking in this incident.
The second carjacking occurred at 5 a.m. in the 200 block of Ferry Street, where Granados-Cabrera and another suspect approached a man exiting his vehicle.
The two suspects demanded the victim’s vehicle, stabbed him with a knife, and choked him before taking his vehicle and wallet, containing $120.00 in cash, bank cards, and other personal property.
The victim was transported to University Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Granados-Cabrera is charged with carjacking in connection with this incident.
These charges are merely accusations.
Each suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.