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UPDATE: Suspect Sought for Armed Gas Station Robbery in Newark’s West Ward

By rlsmetro on

Police in Newark seek the public’s assistance with identifying an individual wanted for questioning for a robbery and firearm offenses that occurred on Saturday. 

Police said the robbery occurred at the Conoco Gas Station located on the 700 block of Sanford Avenue when a male brandished a black handgun at an employee and removed currency and other items, then fled the scene on foot eastbound on Mount Vernon Place.

According to police, the suspect is described as a male with a light complexion wearing a grey sweatshirt with a hood, dark-colored jacket, blue jeans, black and grey sneakers, and a face mask.

Detectives investigating this incident are seeking the public’s help in quickly identifying this suspect as part of this investigation.

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

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.