Suspect Wanted for Snatching Phone from Victim's Hand, Fleeing the Scene in Newark

A male suspect wanted for a theft of a cell phone in Newark's downtown has police seeking the public's assistance identifying him.

According to police, at approximately 2:30 p.m., a black male suspect snatched a cell phone from a female victim’s hand at 24 Maiden Lane then sprinted northbound on Washington Street.

Police said the suspect wore a black hooded sweat suit -with a red Gucci symbol on the front and a red stripe on top- and white Nike sneakers.

This investigation is active and ongoing.

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.

Maiden Lane, Newark, NJ, 07102