Newark Police Searching for Fugitive Burglary Suspect

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NEWARK, NJ – The Newark Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for William Smith, 37, of Newark, for a burglary he committed on June 11th.

Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara said, “Police responded to a call about a burglary that occurred around 4:37 a.m. in the 500 block of Springfield Avenue. Smith was captured on surveillance video taking a case of alcohol and money from the location. Several hours later, Smith left the location with black bags that he gave to an unknown Black male, who arrived at 8:14 a.m. in a white Honda Civic. Smith and the man drove off in the vehicle.”

He was wearing red shorts, a black T-shirt with “Puma” written in white letters, and white and red Puma sneakers. Smith is 5’11” and has brown eyes.

Director O’Hara urges anyone with information on Smith’s whereabouts to call the Police Division’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.

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