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Suspect Refusing to Wear COVID-19 Mask Inside Newark West Ward Store Threatens Employee


Police officials in Newark are on the search for a male wanted in connection with an incident of terroristic threats that occurred on Monday, May 18.

According to a police statement, at approximately 2 p.m., police responded to Brother Grocery Deli, located at 954 18th Avenue, on a call of a terroristic threat.

Police say the suspect became irate when he wasn’t permitted to enter the store without a mask.

He threatened the lives of the workers before fleeing, heading eastbound on 18th Avenue, then north onto West End Avenue police said.

Detectives investigating this incident request the public’s help in quickly identifying this suspect as part of their investigation.

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about the suspect to call the Division'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.