By: Yuritza Arroyo
Authorities in Newark are investigating a burglary that occurred over the weekend and need the public's assistance.
Newark Public Safety officials said they seek a male suspect wanted in connection with a business burglary targeted the establishment on Sunday, November 27.
According to Newark Police, just before 2:45 a.m., officers responded to Springfield Tire, located at 622 Springfield Avenue, on a burglary call.
Police say surveillance video from the business shows that the suspect climbed the fence on the South 15th Street side and used a red bolt cutter to cut the padlocks off the shop’s exterior lift gate.
The suspect entered the business through the front door and stole $300.00 from the cash register.
Detectives investigating the case reported that the suspect then exited the business through the front door before again climbing the fence on the South 15th Street side and fleeing, walking northbound.
Police said the suspect is described as a Black male, 5’5” to 5’7” tall, wearing a black North Face jacket, a white shirt with a graphic design on the front, and red sweatpants.
The assailant also wore white Jordan sneakers, a black Nike ski mask, and black gloves.