Man Wanted for Robbing Newark West Ward Bank

Police officials in Newark request the public's assistance in identifying a man who is wanted in connection with a bank robbery that occurred Friday.

Police say at approximately 1:30 p.m., a man entered Wells Fargo Bank, located at 990 South Orange Avenue, and demanded cash.

The suspect threatened the teller by presenting a note stating that someone would die if he wasn't given money.

The teller complied and the man fled with $540.00 in cash police said.

Detectives investigating this incident are seeking the public’s help in quickly identifying the suspect so he can be removed from our streets.

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about the identity and/or whereabouts of this suspect to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867).

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