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Newark Police Search for Suspect in Jewelry Store Theft

By kbm0423 on

Newark Police officials request the public’s help with identifying a suspect who stole two gold chains from a jewelry store after breaking a glass display case with a hammer on August 26. 

According to police, officers responded to a call about a theft that occurred at approximately 4:38 p.m. at Portuguese Jewelry, located in the 100 block of Ferry Street. 

The suspect, who was captured on surveillance video, walked into the business and pulled out a hammer that he used to shatter the glass case containing jewelry. 

Police said that the suspect grabbed the gold chains and fled eastbound on Ferry Street and northbound on Jefferson Street. 

He was wearing an orange shirt, grey sweatpants, black and white sneakers, a black hat, and a black face mask. 

Newark Police officials urge anyone with information about the suspect 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: