Two Suspects Sought in April Assault at Newark Restaurant

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NEWARK, NJ – Two suspects are being sought for their role in a brutal assault that took place outside a Newark restaurant in April. Police today released surveillance photos of the suspects in an attempt to seek the public’s help to identify them.

According to a report by the Newark Department of Public Safety, Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara requests the public’s help with identifying the below-pictured suspects who were captured on surveillance video assaulting two victims at a restaurant on April 18, 2022.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. at the Vivo Tapas Kitchen & Lounge, located in the 100 block of Ferry Street. A suspect grabbed a male victim, and another suspect dragged him out of the restaurant and threw him to the ground. The victim was then kicked multiple times by the suspects.

The female victim sustained a facial fracture when one of the suspects struck her with a brick as she was exiting the restaurant to check on the male victim. He suffered a broken nose.

Both victims were taken to University Hospital

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