Newark police have arrested two suspects in connection with an August strong-arm robbery at Newpark Mall, officials said this week. The robbery occurred on Aug. 24th as the victim, a 53-year-old woman, was walking through the parking lot, according to police. A suspect violently grabbed the victim’s purse, knocking her to the ground, and then jumped into a waiting vehicle and fled the area, police said.
Mall security was able to get a license plate number from the vehicle, and from that information police were able to identify suspects. Police arrested Luis Arevalo, a 27-year-old Newark resident, and Sergio Sanchez, an 18-year-old Newark resident. Sanchez, who is alleged to be the suspect who grabbed the victim’s purse, was the last to be arrested earlier this month, police said.
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