Newark Police searching for armed gunman who robbed gas station

NEWARK, NJ – Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara requests the public’s help in identifying a male suspect in connection with a business robbery that occurred on Sunday, August 15, 2021.

At approximately 8 p.m., police responded to the Exxon Gas Station Tiger Mart convenience store, located at 1425 McCarter Highway, on a call of an armed robbery. A male entered the store, produced a handgun and demanded cash from the register.

The suspect stole $612.00 before running out of the store, heading northbound towards 3rd Avenue and Mt. Pleasant Avenue. While police are actively searching for this suspect, we request the public’s help in quickly identifying him as part of this investigation. He is described as approximately 5’9″ tall, between 135 lbs. and 145 lbs., with a medium brown complexion.

He had a silver ring on his right middle finger and was wearing a black hooded sweater with roses on the sleeves, black Nickelodeon sweatpants, yellow ankle socks and Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite snakeskin sneakers. Director O’Hara urges anyone with information about this suspect to call the Department’s 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477).

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward. Anonymous tips may also be made using the Police Division’s website at: or through our Smartphone App available at iTunes or on Google Play. Search Newark Police Division to download the App.