Police are searching for a man who pushed a woman down and stole her cell phone on Thursday night, according to a police report.
Authorities said they responded to a report of the strong-arm robbery at that occurred at around 9:15 p.m.
According to police, the woman and the man agreed to meet in the parking lot of the home improvement store so that the woman could sell her mobile phone to him, which was listed for sale in a Craigslist ad.
The suspect was last seen running toward Mountain Mike's Pizza. He is described as a black man between the ages of 20 and 25 with shoulder-length hair in braids. He was last seen wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and gray or blue pants, police said.
Any person with any information can contact the Newark Police Department's non-emergency line at 510-578-4237 or can call the Silent Witness Hotline at 510-578-4000, extension 500.
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