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Thief Steals Over $3,000 in Newark West Ward Purse Snatching


By: Najla Alexander 

Authorities in Newark requests the public's help identifying the suspect in connection with a theft that occurred on Tuesday, November 28.

Newark Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé said at approximately 1:30 p.m., police responded to the 400 block of 13th Avenue on a call of a theft.AdAuthorities say a woman entering a residential building was followed by a male who snatched her purse and fled.

The victim's purse contained $200.00 in cash and nine money orders, valued at approximately $2,800.00, officials stated.

Officials said detectives investigating this incident are requesting the public's help in quickly identifying the suspect.

According to officials, he is described as a black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a white cobra snake on the back and white Yeezy Boost 350 sneakers.


He was also carrying a black cross-body bag, officials say.

Director Fragé urges anyone with information about the identity of this suspect to call the Police Division's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477).