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Hillside Man Arrested In Carjacking, Irvington Man Charged In Robberies

Alexander Saye, 22, of Irvington and Naszir Mitchell, 21, of Hillside were arrested following a string of armed robberies in Newark.
Alexander Saye, 22, of Irvington and Naszir Mitchell, 21, of Hillside were arrested following a string of armed robberies in Newark. Photo Credit: Newark NJ Department of Public Safety (Facebook)

A Hillside man charged in a Bloomfield carjacking along with an Irvington man were arrested in connection with a series of Newark robberies and assaults, authorities said.

Newark Police arrested Alexander Saye, 22, of Irvington in connection with four separate robberies on Friday, Jan. 24 between 7 p.m. and 10:20 p.m.

Naszir Mitchell, 21, of Hillside, was taken into custody on Sunday, Jan. 26 after he was identified as a suspect in three robberies, assaults and a carjacking.

Saye carried out the following robberies, according to police:

  • On Lang Street and New York Avenue, Saye approached a man and robbed him of his personal property before fleeing in a vehicle.
  • On the 100 block of Chestnut Street, Saye approached a woman and fled in a vehicle after she screamed.
  • On Napoleon Street, Saye robbed two men and stole a bag containing a laptop before fleeing in a vehicle.
  • On the 200 block of Van Buren Street, Saye was one of two males who stole personal property from a victim and fled in a vehicle.

Saye was arrested on Saturday, Jan. 25 following an investigation, police say. He faces multiple charges of robbery and conspiracy.

Mitchell carried out the following assault-robberies, according to police:

  • Mitchell was one of two men who approached a man and woman, stole the woman’s purse and stabbed her in the back around 2 p.m. on Jan. 25. The man was then struck, thrown to the ground and robbed of his personal property. The victims were treated at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
  • On the 800 block of Summer Avenue, Mitchell was one of two men who stabbed a victim and reached into his pockets around 10:40 p.m. on Jan. 25. The man is in stable condition at University Hospital, police say.
  • On the 100 block of Gotthart Street, Mitchell was one of two men who stole a woman’s personal property and stabbed her multiple times in the back around 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 26. The woman was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at University Hospital.

Mitchell was charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault, robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and conspiracy.

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