Suspects Sought in Armed Robberies in Newark’s North Ward

Police in Newark are investigating two armed robberies that occurred in the city’s North Ward Sunday afternoon.

According to police, the first robbery occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. when a black male suspect pointed a gun at the victim in the 20’s block of Heller Parkway and demanded personal possessions.

The suspect reportedly exited a dark colored Kia wearing a gray hoodie police said.

There were no physical injuries reported.

In the second robbery, police say they responded to a holdup report at a gas station at Verona and Mount Prospect avenues where a suspect, who fit the description as the man in the Heller Parkway incident, robbed the station of an unknown amount of cash before he fled the scene in a dark colored Kia.

Both incidents remain under investigation.