Burglar robs Newark restaurant by climbing down through hole

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Anthony Johnson reports on a burglary in Newark

Police in Newark are searching for a brazen burglar who robbed a restaurant by climbing down through a hole in the ceiling.

On Feb. 22nd at about 5 a.m, police responded to a burglary alarm at Ambassador Fish and Chicken on South Orange Avenue.

Authorities say the suspect had entered the restaurant by climbing down through a hole in the 2nd floor apartment above.

He then stole cash from the register.

According to police, when the man entered the restaurant he was wearing a black puffy coat with a baseball-type cap featuring the word "Money" in multiple colors.

Once inside, it appears that the suspect had removed the black puffy coat and baseball cap and replaced it with a blue, skully-type hat with a pom-pom on top that covered his mouth and chin.

Inside, he was also wearing a thin jacket and dark gloves with white tips.

Cameras are located throughout the business, so an image of the suspect was available to investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867).

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