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Police Arrest Man for Eluding in Newark


Newark Polive arrested Mr. Marquis Speed, 35, of Newark yesterday on a charge of eluding after he fled from a vehicle linked to an armed robbery in North Bergen. According to Newark officials, officers responded to a call about someone attempting to break into a car around 10:40 a.m. on Kossuth Street.

When they arrived, the officers came across Speed, who was driving a Chrysler 300 with heavily tinted windows in the area where the car was nearly broken into.

Officers attempted to stop Speed, but he drove off in the vehicle, which was later identified as the car used in the North Bergen armed robbery police said.  According to police, Speed drove away and was arrested moments later by 3rd Precinct officers. He turned down Paris Street, a dead-end street where he exited the vehicle and ran.

Officers found Speed hiding nearby under a parked vehicle on Stockton Street. He was charged with eluding and obstruction.

Two other males with him were not charged.