Elizabeth Man Being Sought for Role in Home Depot Armed Robbery

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NEWARK, NJ – A 51-year-old man from Elizabeth, Markeefe Grimes, 51, is wanted for robbery after he brandished a knife and stole tools from Home Depot on April 21st.

According to the Newark Department of Public Safety, police responded to a call about shoplifting, which occurred around 10:54 a.m. at the home improvement retailer, located at 399 Springfield Avenue.

“A store representative told officers that he saw Grimes, who has stolen items in the past, concealing several socket wrench sets in a backpack. Grimes, when confronted by the store representative, pulled out a knife and left the store without paying for the items,” Director Brian O’Hara said. “Known to frequent the 4th Precinct neighborhood, Grimes is described as 5’7” and 150 pounds with brown eyes, black hair, and a light complexion. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.”

Director O’Hara urges anyone with information about locating Grimes to call the Police Division’s 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477).