Newark,N.J. robbers use snow cover for electronics heist just one block from City Hall

David Giambusso/The Star-Ledger
Jan 3, 2014

NEWARK — As the city was being pelted with heavy snow this morning, burglars seized the opportunity to smash into a Broad Street electronics store less than a block from City Hall and steal a cache of devices, police said.

Driss Mallouk, the owner of Electromania Wireless & Electronics, told The Associated Press surveillance video showed four men removing a city bench bolted to the sidewalk and smashing the bench into the store’s security gate before stealing several computers and flat screen televisions.

“The officers at the scene noticed damage to the metal roll down gate that secured the entrance of the business,” Newark Police Sgt. Ronald Glover said in a statement.

Police did not provide estimates on how much the merchandise was worth.

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