Police in Newark are investigating a brazen afternoon commercial robbery that had a store clerk injured this afternoon.
According to preliminary reports, police were called to the Metro PCS store located at 188 Bloomfield Avene to investigate a robbery in progress at around 2:10 p.m.
Officers arrived and were told that a 5” 8” to 6’ tall, slim build black male entered the store wearing a mask and announced a robbery.
Police say the masked man began to strike the clerk in the face during the course of the robbery.
The clerk suffered minor injuries according to police.
Police say the suspect fled southbound on Ridge Street and remains at-large.