Porch Pirate Steals Knife from Newark Porch

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NEWARK, NJ – Police in Newark are searching for a package thief who pirated a delivery from a front porch in the city this week.

Now, Interim Newark Public Safety Director Raul Malave requests the public’s help with identifying the below-pictured suspect, who stole a package containing a 3-inch pocket knife from the front stoop of a residence on July 13, 2022.

“Police responded to a call about a theft that occurred around 11:34 a.m. on Marion Avenue. The suspect, described as a 5’4” to 5’8” male with a medium brown complexion, was captured on surveillance video taking the package,” the Newark Police Department reported.

The suspect was wearing a black fitted cap with bushy hair underneath, a full beard, a tie-dye purple shirt with a design on the front. The suspect also had a long military chain around his neck, a black backpack with a water bottle on the side pocket, and he was wearing dark-colored cargo pants with a green clear bag stuffed in his side pocket and white sneakers with black trim on the bottom.

Interim Director Malave urges anyone with information about the suspect to call the Police Division’s 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-