Newark Police request the public’s help in identifying a suspect in connection with a business burglary that occurred yesterday.
According to police, just before 2 a.m., police responded to Speedway Gas Station, located at 645 McCarter Highway, on a call of a burglary.
Responding officers observed that the store’s front window had been shattered and that cigarettes and other store inventory were scattered on the floor. A total of 54 packs of Newport cigarettes were stolen, amounting to $545.40.
Detectives investigating this incident viewed the store’s surveillance cameras and observed a suspect inside the store.
Police said that the suspect was wearing a blue face mask, black hooded sweatshirt, black-trimmed eyeglasses, a gray coat, gray gloves, blue pants with white stripes on the side and dark-colored sneakers. The suspect was also carrying a black backpack.
Newark Police urge anyone with information about this 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 www.newarkpd.org