UPDATE: Man Wanted for Robbing Two Banks in Downtown Newark

Police in Newark requests the public’s help in identifying a male suspect wanted in two bank robberies that occurred Saturday.

Police say in both incidents, the suspect showed the teller a note demanding money.

According to police, the first incident occurred at 1:45 p.m. at Citi Bank, 721 Broad Street, where no money was taken.

The second incident occurred less than 10 minutes later at Chase Bank, 744 Broad Street, where $1,000.00 was taken.

The suspect is described as white, 5’2” to 5’6” tall and 130-150 lbs.

Police say he has a brown/orange beard and mustache and was wearing a gray hooded sweater, gray jeans, black and white flannel-patterned scarf, and black and white sneakers.

While police are actively searching for this suspect, we seek the public’s assistance in quickly identifying him as part of this investigation.

Director Ambrose is urging anyone with information about this suspect to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.