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Three Suspects Sought After Assault, Robbery in Newark’s Central Ward


By: Richard L. Smith 

Police are on the search for suspects involved in a robbery in the Central Ward Sunday afternoon. ChickenInitial reports came in around 3:45 p.m., alerting campus police to an armed robbery near 15 Bleeker Street.

Upon arrival, officers encountered a victim who had sustained injuries following an assault and robbery by three individuals only described as black males.

The suspects reportedly made their escape in a light-colored sedan, heading eastbound on Bleeker Street.

Currently, the suspects are still at large, and details regarding whether they were armed are yet to be confirmed.

Police is actively investigating the incident and calls for anyone with information to come forward as they work to apprehend those responsible for this crime.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article stated that the robbery/assault on NJIT’s campus which was erroneous after officials confirmed that the section does not fall on the University’s campus. We apologize for the error.