Police in Newark are reporting the arrest of Mr. Omar P. Bowens, 39, of Newark, in connection with three business burglaries and an attempted business break-in that occurred over the last month.
Police said the most recent incident occurred in the early morning hours of January 11, 2021 at Oasis Liquors, 521 Ferry Street, where a male suspect attempted to break-in by using a hammer on the store’s padlock.
The suspect was unable to gain entry, but attempted to remove an air conditioner from the store’s window before fleeing.
The next incident occurred on Christmas Day at Banzai Sushi Restaurant, located at 671 Market Street. A male broke into the restaurant at approximately 4 a.m. and stole $1,500.00 in cash along with five Samsung Galaxy tablets valued at $1,000.00.
Police say tow days earlier, on December 23, a male broke into Fernandes Steak House, located at 152 Fleming Avenue, and stole $1,390.00 worth of alcohol.
On December 19th, at approximately 3 a.m., a male suspect broke into Electronic Discount store and removed various electronic merchandise from the front shelves and glass display case.
Detectives investigating these burglaries identified Bowens as a suspect and located him at 3 Roanoke Avenue. Bowens was arrested without incident. He faces charges of three counts of burglary and theft and four counts of criminal mischief.