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Suspects Sought for Newark Home Invasion Robbery, Stabbing

By rlsmetro on

Newark Police requests the public’s help with identifying two suspects who robbed and stabbed a city resident after forcing their way into his apartment on October 23.

Police responded to a call about a stabbing in progress around 1:42 a.m. on Van Vechten Street.

Police said the victim told officers that he was waiting for a woman he had met to come to his apartment.

When he heard a knock at the door, he opened it and two men that he knew forced their way in brandishing a knife and a gun.

"Foo" and "Zock," took $400 and a gold chain after Foo stabbed him on his forearm with a knife.  

Foo, described as a 5’6’’ to 5’8’’ Black male, has grey hair, a medium build, and appears to be in his 50s.

Police said he wore a baseball cap, a dark-colored sweatshirt with a hood, green pants, and a yellow vest with City of Newark written on the back.  

Zock is described as a 5’10’’ Black male with a medium build and appears to be 40 to 50-years-old.

He was wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt with a hood, black jeans, a ski mask, and dark-colored boots.

While detectives investigate this incident and seek the public’s help with identifying the suspects,  

Director O’Hara urges anyone with information 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.