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Man Wanted For Burglarizing Don Pepe Restaurant in Newark

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Newark Public Officials report that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Christopher Hanford, 40, in connection with a restaurant burglary that occurred on Sunday, September 25.


Just after 9 a.m., Police responded to Don Pepe Restaurant, located at 844 McCarter Highway, on a call of a burglary.


According to officials, a worker who arrived at approximately 8:57 a.m. noticed that a side door was propped open with a piece of wood.


The worker further noted that doors to the business offices on the second and third floors were propped open with other objects.


Finally, the worker observed that a window was open and cracked and that several cabinets were ransacked.


Detectives investigating this incident have identified Christopher Hanford as a suspect in this incident and obtained a warrant for his arrest.


Director Fragé urges anyone with information about the whereabouts of Christopher Hanford to call the Division's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477).