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Police Nab Suspect Who Attempted to Rob Popeyes Restaurant in Newark's South Ward


Newark Police took a suspect in custody for an attempted armed robbery of an eatery in the city's South Ward Wednesday night. 

Preliminary information indicated that officers were informed of a robbery at the Popeyes on Frelinghuysen Avenue around 8 p.m. 

5th Precinct officers reportedly arrived and were given a description of a suspect who tried to rob the business. 

Police located the assailant and placed him under arrest without further incident. 

The investigation remains active.