By: Yuritza Arroyo
Authorities in Newark request the public’s help identifying the suspects who assaulted and robbed a 24-year-old male with autism on January 21.
According to Newark Police, officers responded to the incident, which occurred at approximately 4:35 p.m. in the 30 block of Pierce Street when the victim saw the suspects attempting to break into a vehicle.
Police say suspect #1 choked the victim from behind while suspects #2 and #3 pushed him to the ground, where they went through his pockets.
They took the victim’s gym bag containing a JBL speaker and fled southbound on Pierce Street towards Springfield Avenue.
According to authorities, suspect #1 is described as a thin-built Black male wearing a grey and white camouflage jacket, grey sweatpants, and white sneakers.
Authorities say suspect #2 is described as a Black male who was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and white and red sneakers.
Suspect #3 is described as a heavy-set Black female who was wearing a black shirt and black pants.
According to Police, suspect #4 is described as a thin-built Black male who was wearing a black sweatshirt with a black face mask, blue jeans, and red sneakers.
The suspects are known to be in West Side Park.