Police Search for Suspects Who Punched, Robbed Victim of Cell Phone in Newark

Police in Newark requests the public’s assistance in identifying male suspects wanted in connection with a robbery that occurred on Friday, January 17th.

According to police, at approximately 3:30 p.m., two juveniles walking in the area of Bergen Street and 15th Avenue were approached by three males who stole a cell phone from one of the victims after striking him with a closed fist.

While police are actively searching for these suspects, they seek the public’s help in quickly identifying them as part of this investigation.

Police say the first suspect is described as 5’10” tall and 140 lbs., with a medium build and wearing blue jeans. The second suspect is also described as 5’10” tall, but with a slim build, wearing a black face mask.

No description was obtained for the third suspect.

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about these suspects to call the Department'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