Suspect Wanted for Newark Ironbound Armed Robbery

Police in Newark requests the public’s help in identifying a male suspect who robbed a victim for his cell phone on Tuesday.

Police say at approximately 4 p.m., a male victim at Adams and Lafayette streets and was approached by another male who demanded his personal belongings.

The suspect stole the victim’s iPhone 8 before fleeing on Adams Street towards Ferry Street.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned Hispanic male who is about 5’8” tall.

Police say the suspect wore a blue Polo shirt, khaki-colored pants and has a tattoo on his left arm. He also has a slight beard, black hair and brown eyes.

While police are actively searching for this suspect, we seek the public’s help in quickly identifying him as part of this investigation.

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about this suspect to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867).

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.