Autistic man beaten and robbed by multiple suspects in Newark

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NEWARK, NJ – An autistic man was beaten and robbed by multiple suspects on Saturday in Newark. Newark Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé is now requesting the public’s help with identifying the suspects after his office released photos from a nearby video surveillance camera.

The attack occurred at around 4:35 pm in the 30 block of Pierce Street. The autistic man saw the four suspects breaking into a vehicle and began to choke and assault the disabled man.

Police said the suspects then pushed him to ground and removed his gym bag and JBL speaker before fleeing the scene.

The suspects are known to frequent West Side Park, Frage noted. At this time, no arrests have been made.

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