Reward Offer in Assault Turned Deadly

Irvington – Law enforcement authorities today posted a cash reward offer for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect or suspects who assaulted a 70-year-old Roselle Park man who later died of his injuries.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura said that Robert Sabio died from blunt-force trauma following an assault by the driver and/or passengers of a vehicle that the victim’s car had bumped into at 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 on the 1300 block of Springfield Avenue in Irvington.

Sheriff Fontoura stated that the Crimestoppers program would pay up to $5,000 for details that lead investigators to an arrest in the case.

Persons with information are asked to contact Lt. Paterson Pasteur of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Major Crimes Task Force at 973-621-4586 or the Prosecutor’s 24-hour Tip Line at 1-800-847-7432.

All calls to law enforcement will be kept confidential.