Police are searching for a man who is suspected of robbing the 7-Eleven store on Cedar Boulevard Thursday night.
Authorities responded to the convenience store shortly before 8 p.m. after it was reported that a man had just entered the business, threatened a clerk with a handgun and demanded money, according to a Newark police statement.
The 7-Eleven employee handed over the money and the suspect was last seen fleeing northbound on Cedar Boulevard, police said.
The suspect is described as a 6-foot-2 to 6-foot-4 black male adult between the ages of 20 and 25 years old, weighing approximately 190 pounds with a slim build. Authorities said the suspect was last seen wearing a blue colored hoodie sweatshirt and that his face was covered.
Anyone with information about crimes in Newark is asked to call Newark Police Department's non-emergency line at 510-578-4237 or can call the Silent Witness Hotline at 510-578-4000, extension 500.