Suspect Steals Credit Card; Punches Witness

On September 29, 2019, at about 1245 hours, a female victim was seated at a restaurant located on East Main Street.  While seated at the table, the victim felt her purse moving and turned to find that her credit cards were missing.  As the victim stated out loud that her cards were missing, a female seated at a table behind the victim stood-up and left the business.

The victim and members of the group she was with went to confront the suspect.  When they began to speak with the suspect, she ran eastbound on East Main Street.  One of the members of the group, a 19 year-old female, caught up with the suspect in the area of East Main Street and Center Street.  The suspect then punched the female victim in the face and ran north on Center Street to eastbound New Street.  The victim did not sustain any physical injury and did not require medical treatment.

The suspect is described as a black female wearing a white hat, white Adidas shirt, gray pants and white shoes.  A photo from an area surveillance camera is located below.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Officer Maiura at (302) 366-7100 x. 3495 or Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.