Case #: 01006569
Anwar Green was 19 years old when he was last seen with his friend Rahim Martin on January 19, 2001 in Newark, NJ. He and Rahim were seen on surveillance cameras at Independence Community Bank at the corner of Broad Street and Academy Street. The two men had planned to cash a check from a civil lawsuit. On footage, it appears Anwar is nervous as he keeps glancing towards the door. Rahim cashed the check for over $8,000. There was also another $4,000 check that had been issued but it was never cashed.
Martin and Green left the bank and went next door to the Prudential Building on Broad Street. Martin had once worked there as a guard for a private security firm. In the lobby, Martin called his uncle from a pay phone and they talked briefly. The uncle worked at the building but the two young men left without seeing him in person.
Neither Martin nor Green had drivers licenses at the time they disappeared. They asked others to drive them places. Anwar has not used his credit card since his disappearance and he left his cell phone behind. He is a Black male, 5’08”,148 lbs, brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a brown coat with a fur collar, blue jeans and brown Timberland boots. He was also wearing a gold necklace with a diamond cross pendant. Anwar has a chipped front tooth, and his nickname is “Head.” Anwar was very close with his family and it was uncharacteristic of them both to leave without warning. It is theorized that the men were robbed and murdered because of the large amount of money they were carrying.
The day after the two were reported missing, a man’s body was found in a burned house in Newark. It was determined that he had been murdered and the house was intentionally set on fire. The victim was identified as Rahim Martin in August of 2010, but there was no sign of Anwar. Foul play is suspected in his case due to the circumstances.
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If you have any information, please contact the Newark Police Department at 973-733-5400.