Police: Man stole several cellphones at gunpoint from T-Mobile store
Newark police are asking for the public’s help identifying a robbery suspect who stole several cellphones at gunpoint Friday from a T-Mobile store.
According to police, the suspect, a Black male, entered the Metro PCS by T-Mobile store located in the 200 block of Springfield Avenue around 12:35 p.m.
Police say the man asked about purchasing iPhones. After a brief conversation with the store clerk, the suspect left and returned moments later brandishing a two handguns from a brown book bag.
Police say he escorted the clerk to a back room and stole several cellphones before fleeing northbound on Springfield Avenue.
The suspect is described as around 5'5" to 5'9" and 130 to 140 pounds. He was wearing a black sweatshirt with a hood that had "Call of Duty Vanguard" printed on the front in white letters. He also was wearing black Adidas track pants with white vertical stripes along each pant leg.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Police Division's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477).