May 21, 2013 > Home Invasion
Submitted By Newark PD
The Newark Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) in a violent crime committed on May 3, 2013.
At 10:15 a.m., Officers responded to Marsten Dr. to investigate an interrupted residential burglary. The suspect, a Black Male Adult, 20 to 25 years, 6'0" to 6'1", medium complexion, thin build, short brown hair, hazel or green eyes, wearing a green/white camouflage baseball cap, green/white camouflage jacket dark colored baggy pants, and believed to be possibly carrying a non-descriptive backpack, entered the residence through a rear yard window.
He confronted the victim while she was asleep in her upstairs bedroom, where he forced her to a bathroom and shut the door, holding it closed to prevent her escape. The victim pulled the door back open, where the suspect, who was outside of the door, struck her in the face with a closed fist before fleeing out of the front door. The suspect was last seen running E/B on Central Ave., toward Cedar Blvd.
During the investigation it was determined a possible second suspect was seen by a witness prior to the burglary. He is described as a Black Male Adult, dark complexion, 6'1" to 6'3", approx. 190 lbs., a "buzz" cut, no clothing description was available.
Any person with any information concerning these incidents can contact the non-emergency line at 510-578-4237. Information can also be left anonymously on the "silent witness" hotline at 510-578-4000, extension 500.