Law enforcement authorities in Irvington today posted a cash reward offer for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect or suspects who assaulted Robert Sabio, a 70-year-old Roselle Park resident, who later died of his injuries on Friday, June 14, 2013.
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 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 on the 1300 block of Springfield Avenue in Irvington.
Sheriff Fontoura stated that the Crimestoppers program would pay up to $5,000.00 for details that lead investigators to an arrest in the case.
Anyone with information is 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 (800) 847-7432.
All calls to law enforcement will be kept confidential.
Robert Sabio, nicknamed ‘Pookie’, lived in Roselle Park for most of his life. According to published reports, Robert had driven an acquaintance to Irvington as a favor after he watched one of his grandson’s Little League baseball games in Clark on the night of the attack. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Linda; daughters, Robin Giachetti (and her husband James), Kristen Talarico (and her husband Ralph), and Amy Dreher (and her husband Greg), as well as Robert’s grandchildren, Jarod, R.J., Bianca, Jake, Samantha, Brooke, Briana, and Matthew.