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Newark East Ward Armed Robbery Suspect Wanted by Police

By rlsmetro on

A warrant for the arrest has been issued for a man wanted for an armed robbery that occurred in Newark's East Ward in late January.

Police say Khalil Williams, 38, of Newark is wanted for questioning in connection with a robbery that occurred on Vesey Street on January 28, 2018.

According to a statement released by Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose, at approximately 5:40 p.m., the incident occurred on Vesey Street, near Hermon Street, where a man who displayed a handgun approached a male victim.

Director Ambrose said the suspect was with a woman when he demanded the victim’s cash and personal property before they ran from the scene heading north on Hermon Street to Chestnut Street and then towards New Jersey Railroad Avenue.

Detectives developed sufficient evidence to identify Khalil Williams as a person wanted for questioning in this incident.

Director Ambrose said Williams is also wanted for two outstanding warrants.

Director Ambrose is urging anyone with information about Khalil Williams 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.