Newark police recently arrested two men accused of committing robberies.
According to authorities, the first suspect was observed in the process of committing a shoplifting offense at the 7-11 store located at Broad Street and Market Street in Newark, New Jersey. The store manager approached the suspect, at which point the suspect allegedly pulled out a knife and threatened the manager.
Remarkably, the same suspect reportedly returned to the store a few days later and tried to shoplift again. The manager called local police, which dispatched officers to the scene.
Newark police arrested the 36-year-old suspect and charged him with multiple crimes, including armed robbery and unlawful possession of a weapon.
The second suspect was arrested after allegedly robbing a local man of his wallet and cell phone.
The suspect later allegedly attempted to sell the merchandise he stole at a pawn shop in Newark NJ.
Police canvassed the area and were able to locate the suspect walking on the 800 block of Broad Street in Newark, New Jersey. The suspect, who is from Texas, was arrested without further incident and charged with various crimes, including robbery and unlawful possession of a weapon.
While announcing the arrests, Newark Police Director Eugene Venable praised the police officers who investigated and eventually nabbed the suspects. Venable said that the investigations, conducted by officers with the Newark Police Metro Division, represented “community policing at its best.”
The Newark Police Department is asking for the public’s help with the investigations into the recent robberies. Anyone who has information about the thefts or the suspects should contact the Newark Police Crime Stoppers tip line at 877-NWK-TIPS or 877-NWK-GUNS.
For additional information about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “Newark Robbery Suspect Nabbed After Trying to Hit Same Store Twice, Police Say.”