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Newark Ironbound Knife-Point Robbery Suspect Captured by Police

By rlsmetro on

Police swiftly arrested a man wanted for an armed robbery in the city's East Ward on Saturday afternoon. 

According to a preliminary investigation, at approximately 2:25 p.m., police were alerted of a robbery in progress in the 400 block of Ferry Street. 

When officers arrived, the victim told them that a bald black male suspect wore a hoodie when he approached armed with a knife and demanded a cell phone. 

Police say the victim took the victim's phone before running away from the scene. 

The investigation revealed that officers were able to ping the cell phone to the location in the 100 block of Ferry Street, or where officers canvassing the area located the suspect who they said had the telephone and positively ID'd by the victims as the perpetrator.

Police say the victim suffered no physical injuries and the investigation remains active and ongoing.