Newark money transfer business robbed at knifepoint

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NEWARK, NJ – A Latin-owned money transfer business was armed at knifepoint Thursday morning in Newark. Police said a man entered the business, pulled a knife on the clerk and was able to flee with $3,000.

“Police officers responded to a call about a robbery that occurred at approximately 9 a.m. at Macara Express Business, a money transfer service business located in the 50 block of Wilson Avenue,” Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Frage said. “The suspect, a Hispanic male, was captured on surveillance video walking into the business wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, blue sneakers, and a black surgical mask. He asked the store clerk several questions, then pulled out a knife and forced her to give up the money and her cell phone before fleeing eastbound on Wilson Avenue.”

According to police, the suspect is 5’9” to 5’11 and has a medium build and light skin complexion. In the last photograph below, the suspect is not wearing a coat and mask. He has a mustache, little facial hair on his chin, and two tattoos on his right forearm. On surveillance video, he was last seen eastbound on New York Avenue from Ann Street.

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