Newark bank robbery suspect on the loose

Newark Police are searching for a suspect who robbed the Wells Fargo bank at 622 South College Avenue this morning.

The search is on for a black male about 25-years-old. He is reportedly between 5’7″ – 5’10” tall and has acne scars on his cheeks. He was last seen heading south on South College Avenue in a newer model black Nissan Altima.

The robbery happened around 11:50 a.m. Police said the suspect approached a teller, claimed he was armed and demanded money. Police said the suspect fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Anyone with information leading to the whereabouts or arrest of this suspect should contact the Newark Police Department at 302-366-7100 ext. 3136.

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