NEWARK, NJ — Two Newark residents were arrested for assaulting a pair of individuals and stealing their cellphones, authorities announced.
Kareme Williams, 44, and Maxine Hayes, 21, both of Newark, were arrested in connection with an aggravated assault, robbery and burglary that occurred on April 12, Newark Public Safety Director Brian O'Hara said.
At around 11:30 a.m. on Monday, police responded to a residence in the area of Stuyvesant and South Orange avenues on a call of an assault.
Two women began fighting with the victim, a woman, and later returned, attempting to gain entry into the residence, according to police. After the suspects kicked in a back door, police said the victim was struck and kicked before their cellphone was taken, police said.
A second victim in the residence was assaulted, and her cell phone was also taken by the suspects, police said. A man then pointed a handgun at a third victim, a juvenile woman, according to police.
Responding officers arrested Williams and Hayes who were both identified as suspects in this incident.
Each suspect faces charges of three counts of aggravated assault, two counts of robbery, burglary, conspiracy and unlawful possession of a weapon.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a third suspect, Nayiada Harmon, 28, of Newark.
O’Hara requests anyone with information on the whereabouts of Harmon to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.