Newark Couple Arrested for Union Street Robbery and Assault

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NEWARK, NJ – A man and a woman have been arrested and charged for an assault and robbery they committed in Newark on Tuesday.

Khashif Williams, 34, and Sofia Cooper, 35, both of Newark, were arrested in connection with a robbery on Union Street where they struck a victim from behind before taking their possessions.

According to police, at approximately 5:20 p.m., a male made a purchase using a large bill at a store inside Penn Station.

“After leaving the station, the victim was approached from behind at Union Street by a male suspect who struck the victim twice with a closed fist before taking the victim’s wallet. Cash in the amount of $700.00 was stolen from the victim along with other personal property, ” police reported.

Detectives investigating this incident identified Williams and Cooper as suspects in this incident and obtained warrants for both of their arrests. The two suspects were arrested on August 4, 2022, inside Penn Station. Each suspect is charged with conspiracy, robbery, and assault.