Man Wanted for Stealing Wallet from Woman in Newark’s West Ward

Police seek the public’s help in identifying a male suspect wanted in connection with a wallet theft that occurred on Saturday, January 18th.

According to a statement released by authorities, 6th Precinct Police Officers responded to a Vailsburg area residence on a call of a theft.

Police say a woman reported that her wallet had been stolen from within the residence. Authorities say a male attempted to withdraw cash from a credit card belonging to the victim at an area food market.

Police say the suspect is described as having a light complexion and wearing long dread locs that were covered with a stocking cap. He also has a full beard and mustache and was wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt.

Detectives investigating this incident are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect as part of this investigation.

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about this suspect to call the 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.