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City of Newark Police Division
Wednesday January 22nd, 2020 :: 10:32 a.m. EST


Police seek the public's help in identifying robbery suspects

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the below pictured male suspects in connection with a robbery that occurred on Friday, January 17, 2020.

At approximately 3:30 p.m., two juveniles walking in the area of Bergen Street and 15th Avenue were approached by three males who stole a cell phone from one of the victims after striking him with a closed fist.

While police are actively searching for these suspects, we seek the public’s help in quickly identifying them as part of this investigation. The first suspect is described as 5’10” tall and 140 lbs., with a medium build and wearing blue jeans. The second suspect is also described as 5’10” tall, but with a slim build, wearing a black face mask. No description was obtained for the third suspect.

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). 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 the Newark Police Division Smartphone App available at iTunes and Google Play.

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

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 973-733-6000

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