Newark Armed Robbery Suspect Flees, Now Police Asking to Help Identify Call of Duty Player

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NEWARK, NJ – When he’s not playing Call of Duty Vanguard, he’s holding up phone stores. Now, police are asking the public to help identify this Call of Duty player who robbed the Metro PCS store on Springfield Avenue on Friday.

Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara requests the public’s help with identifying the below-pictured suspect, who stole several cell phones at gunpoint from a wireless service provider on June 24, 2022.

“Police responded to a report of a robbery that occurred at approximately 12:35 p.m. at Metro PCS by T-Mobile, located in the 200 block of Springfield Avenue. The suspect, a Black male, entered the store and asked about purchasing iPhones,” police said. “After a brief conversation with the store clerk, the suspect left and returned moments later. At this time, he brandished a two-handgun from a brown book bag. He escorted the clerk to a back room and stole several cell phones before fleeing northbound on Springfield Avenue.”

The suspect is described as approximately 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.