NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that Nester Marin-Romaldo, 35, of Elizabeth is wanted for a hit-and-run that resulted in serious injuries to two female pedestrians as they were leaving a local establishment.

It is alleged that on Sunday, Jan. 6, at approximately 1:58 am two women were struck by a white SUV in the area of Verona Avenue and Broadway in the city of Newark. Both sustained life-threatening injuries and remain hospitalized.  

Marin-Romaldo is charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of leaving the scene of an accident in which two women – ages 48 and 33 – both sustained serious bodily injuries. Romaldo’s last known address was Elizabeth. He is originally from Mexico.

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The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432

These are accusations. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they enter a guilty plea or are found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.