Police in Newark request the public’s help in identifying a male suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on Friday, November 19.
According to police, at approximately 2:40 p.m., the suspect demanded the purse of a 73-year-old woman victim at gunpoint in the area of Elm Street and Pulaski Street.
After taking the victim’s purse, the suspect hid it under his red hooded sweatshirt, dragging the victim to the ground.
The suspect then fled, running eastbound on Elm Street. The purse contained $400 in cash and the victim’s personal property.
While Police are actively searching for this suspect, they seek the public’s help in quickly identifying him as part of this investigation.
He is described as in his late teens to early twenties, approximately 5'7" tall with a thin build, a light complexion and no facial hair.
The suspect was wearing a red hooded sweater with an orange hood on top, white sweatpants, a gold chain with round medallion, dark-colored slippers and black socks.