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Newark Police Search for Assault, Robbery Suspect

By kbm0423 on
Newark

Newark Police seek the public’s help with identifying a suspect who assaulted a man and robbed him of his money, wallet, and personal belongings on May 1. 

According to police, after being attacked, the victim walked into the 3rd Precinct and filed a robbery report. 

Police said that in the report, the victim told officers that he met a man and a woman at a downtown bar in the 300 block of University Avenue. 

According to police officials, around 1 a.m., the victim stepped outside of the bar to talk to the couple when the male suspect pictured below struck him in the face, causing him to fall to the ground and lose consciousness. 

Police officials said that the suspect, who took the victim’s belongings while he was unconscious, is described as 5’9’’ and 150 pounds with a dark complexion and a full beard. 

When he fled the scene, the suspect was wearing a blue jacket, jeans, white sneakers, and a bandana. 

Newark Police urge anyone with information about locating Grimes to call the Police 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.    

Anonymous tips may also be made using the Police Division’s website at: www.newarkpd.org.