Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports the arrest of Barry Alhassane, 23, of Newark, in connection with the robbery of a taxicab driver today.
Police said at approximately 1:45 a.m., police in the area of Avon Avenue and South 19th Street were flagged down by a taxicab driver who had been robbed by a passenger who fled the vehicle after the taxicab driver collided with another vehicle.
Police say officers apprehended the suspect, Mr. Barry Alhassane, after locating him in the area of Fabyan Place and Nye Avenue.
Alhassane faces charges of robbery and terroristic threats.
These charges are merely accusations. This suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.