Bold burglar caught on video leaping over desk during Newark hotel robbery

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a brazen burglar believed to have struck several Newark hotels. The man can be seen on

The man can be seen on surveillance video

The man can be seen on surveillance video as he strikes in the middle of the night, brandishing a gun and leaping over hotel counters, demanding clerks show him the money.

NEWARK - Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a brazen burglar believed to have struck several Newark hotels.

The man can be seen on surveillance video as he strikes in the middle of the night, brandishing a gun and leaping over hotel counters, demanding clerks show him the money.

No one has been hurt during the incidents, but police are worried the bold bandit who seems so calm and collected could change his MO if surprised by hotel guests or an uncooperative clerk.

Security video from around 3 a.m. on June 15 shows the man entering the lobby at the Fairfield Inn Suites on Highway 1&9 in Newark.

He startles the overnight clerk, pointing his weapon at her and then looking for cash and valuables. He tried to lift the safe, which was bolted to the floor.
   
Eventually, he found cash in one of the drawers and left with about $1,300.

Newark police believe the same man hit a Comfort Inn on Highway 21 just four days later, stealing cash, the safe and an ATM. They say they would have video of it if he hadn't also took the surveillance equipment.

Police say the suspect may be working with a woman acting as a lookout. They also believe the suspect or a crew that he's part of has hit more than a dozen New Jersey hotels since the beginning of June.

All of the robberies happened between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. at inns located on highways for easy getaways.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to call Newark's Crime Stoppers tip line.

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