Police in Newark issued arrest warrants for Mr. Hachim Rachid, 32, and Mr. Abourahim Nahwi, 36, both of Irvington, on charges of forgery of business certificates dated January 1st.
Police say 6th Precinct Commander Captain L. Douglas and staff conducted a business check on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
While at 785 South Orange Avenue, police observed a business certificate for business-hours exemption, which allows a business to remain open after all other businesses are closed.
Upon further inspection, police and determined that the official signature on the certificate had been forged and that the certificate was fraudulent officials said.
The business was closed by the city’s Code Enforcement Division.
Police also inspected a business at 513 Clinton Avenue that had a similarly forged and fraudulent certificate for business-hours exemption with the same dated information as the store at 785 South Orange Avenue.
The second store was also closed by the city’s Code Enforcement Division and warrants for the arrest of the two store owners, Hachim Rachid and Abourahim Nahwi were secured.
While police are actively searching for these two suspects we seek the public’s help in quickly locating them as part of this investigation.
Police say Rachid is described as 5’7” tall and 160 lbs. He has a dark brown complexion, black hair and brown eyes.
Nahwi is described as 5’9” tall and 185 lbs. He has a dark brown complexion, black hair and brown eyes. He also has a scar on his left hand.
Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about the whereabouts of Hachim Rachid and/or Abourahim Nahwi to call the Department'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.