Two employees of local businesses and a woman were robbed Thursday, according to Newark police.
The first of the series of robberies was at the off Newark Boulevard that was reported to police just after 1 p.m. Authorities said an employee was approached by a male suspect who demanded cash while holding a knife below his belt, took $100 and fled southbound on Newark Boulevard.
That suspect was described as a black man in his early 20s who is approximately 5-foot-9 and of heavy build and has a slight beard. He was last seen wearing a white shirt and ball cap
About five hours later, police said a woman reported two men approached her as she was walking on the on the 39800 block of Parada Street around 6:21 p.m. The suspects – one of which she said was armed with a small grey handgun – took her purse and cell phone.
The suspects were both described to be black males between the ages of 16 and 17 who are about 5-foot-4 and 120 pounds.
The alleged armed suspect was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt or jacket and black jeans. The second suspect was last seen wearing a black hat, black hooded sweatshirt or jacket and black jeans.
And the last robbery reported Thursday was called into police around 10:50 p.m. at on Cedar Boulevard.
Police said an employee reported that two suspects struck him in the hed, stole a white 16-GB iPhone with a black case with a Pittsburg Steelers logo on it and fled. The suspects were last seen in a grey Lexus or Infinity with tinted rear window, being driven by a female driver, according to Newark police.
Both of those suspects were described as black males in their late teens. One was last seen wearing a black shirt and blue jeans and another was wearing a black hooded sweaterhirt or jacket and blue jeans.
Any person with any information concerning these incidents 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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