Family, Police Seek New Leads in Deadly NJ Hit-Run

Omar Monroig was killed in North Bergen in 2012

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    Police in North Bergen continue to search for the driver of a hit and run along the Tonnelle Avenue. Meanwhile, the heartbroken family of Omar Monroig continue to grieve and seek closure. Michael George reports

     

    Police in New Jersey are back at the scene of a deadly hit-and-run from two years ago, canvassing the area for new leads and stopping cars and handing out fliers at a checkpoint in North Bergen.

     

    Grieving NJ Family Searches for Hit-Run Driver

    [NY] Grieving NJ Family Searches for Hit-Run Driver
    Police in North Bergen continue to search for the driver of a hit and run along the Tonnelle Avenue. Meanwhile, the heartbroken family of Omar Monroig continue to grieve and seek closure. Pat Battle reports.

    Omar Monroig was killed crossing the street at Tonnelle Avenue and 51st Street, and on the two-year anniversary of his death, family members and police were back at the scene, passing out fliers under the pouring rain in the hopes someone will be able to offer new clues.

    "We're never giving up," said Jorge Monroig, the victim's brother.

    NJ Police Search For Hit-and-Run Driver

    [NY] NJ Police Search For Hit-and-Run Driver
    Police are stepping up their search for a driver who struck and killed a New Jersey man back in March. On Friday, they set up a checkpoint near the site of the fatal crash. Katy Tur reports.

    "I really can't understand how you sleep at night," he said. "You took the life of a human being. And you didn't just take anybody, you took someone who's really special."

    Omar was 42, an amateur bodybuilder and a husband and father. His brother says he was known for his kindness.

    "He helped out at the soup kitchen, he gave blood almost monthly," he said. "Omar helped out a lot of people."

    The driver of a 2001 to 2004 blue Toyota Camry struck Monroig so hard he was tossed 100 feet. The driver, seen on video, didn't stop.

    "The goal is to give the family some closure," said North Bergen Police Captain William Lyons. "We've been with them. We need information."

    Family and friends are offering $20,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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