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Newark Police Search for Suspect Who Assaulted Convenience Store Worker

By kbm0423 on
Newark

Newark Police officials request the public's help in identifying a male in connection with an assault that occurred on Thursday, March 3.

According to police, at approximately 9:55 p.m., officers responded to Walgreens, located at 561 Irvington Avenue, on a call of an assault. 

Police said that the suspect walked in, approached a worker, and began striking him in the face with a closed fist. 

According to police officials, the worker pulled the suspect's sweatshirt off before the suspect fled the store.

Detectives investigating this incident are seeking the public's help in quickly identifying the suspect as part of their investigation. 

Police officials said that he is described as a 6-ft. tall Black male, approximately 160 pounds, wearing a gray sweatsuit. The suspect left behind his gray Nike "Just Do It" sweatshirt.

Newark Police officials urge anyone with information on the identity of this suspect to call the 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 https://npd.newarkpublicsafety.org/.