NEWARK — The Department of Public Safety in New Jersey's most populous city is searching for a woman accused of pepper-spraying a victim and stealing that person's purse following what is being reported as a road rage incident Friday afternoon.
The department said in a Facebook post that video surveillance captured the suspect spraying the victim with OC spray and taking the handbag just before 2 p.m. Friday in the area of 14th Avenue and South 12th Street.
No further information was given about the instance of road rage that was reported to have preceded the encounter.
The suspect, a Black female, was identified as wearing a security uniform for Allied Universal, a Conshohocken, Pa.-based company with two offices in Newark.
At the time of the incident, she was driving a black, four-door BMW, approximately between the model years 2003 and 2010, according to police.
Anyone with information can call the 24-hour Crime Stoppers tipline at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477), visit newarkpd.org, or download the Newark Police Division app.
Patrick Lavery is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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