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City of Newark Police Division
Wednesday September 18th, 2019 :: 10:06 a.m. EDT


Police Seek the Public's Help in Identifying Suspects in Armed Pharmacy Robbery

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose requests the public’s help in identifying the below pictured male suspects in an armed pharmacy robbery that occurred yesterday.

At approximately 3:40 p.m., two black males entered a pharmacy, located at 654 Mt. Prospect Avenue, pulled ski masks over their faces, pointed a gun at the workers and demanded “Oxy 30.” The suspects stole narcotics and an undetermined amount of cash from the pharmacy before fleeing on foot, headed southbound on Mt. Prospect Avenue towards Elwood Avenue. The suspects then entered an older model black 2-door Honda Civic parked at Elwood Avenue and Clifton Avenue and drove away, headed southbound on Clifton Avenue.

The first suspect is described as 6-ft. tall with a dark complexion. He was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans with rips, white sneakers and a black ski mask. This suspect brandished a handgun during the robbery.

The second suspect is described as 5’10” tall with a medium brown complexion. He was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt over a white shirt, dark shorts, black sneakers and a dark-colored ski mask.

While police are actively searching for these suspects, we seek the public’s help in quickly identifying them as part of this investigation.

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about these suspects 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.

Anonymous tips may also be made using the Police Division’s website at: or through our Smartphone App available at iTunes and Google Play. Search Newark Police Division to download the App.

City of Newark Police Division
480 Clinton Ave
Newark, NJ 07108

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Non-emergencies: 973-733-6000

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