UPDATE: Suspect Wanted for Newark's Garside Avenue Robbery

Police officials in Newark request the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect wanted for a robbery that occurred on Wednesday, September 11th.

According to a statement released by Newark Police, at approximately 11 a.m., a man was talking on his cell phone when a male suspect approached, struck the man with his fist, and snatched a gold chain from the victim’s neck.

Police say the suspect fled heading south on Garside Street, then east on 4th Avenue. He is described as in his early twenties, 6-ft. tall and 175 lbs. with black hair. Police say the suspect wore a blue shirt and black shorts.

While police are actively searching for this suspect, they seek the public’s help in quickly identifying him so he can be removed from city streets.

Director Ambrose urges 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.