Teenage Newark car thieves caught with over 100 stolen key fobs, car

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NEWARK, NJ – Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara reports the arrest of Ahjhir K. Jones, 18, Sharieff N. Copeland, 26, and a 15-year old male, all of Newark, in connection with a stolen vehicle and recovery of over 100 stolen vehicle key fobs on January 19, 2022.

“I commend the 2nd Precinct officers who located the stolen vehicle that led to these three arrests and the recovery of hundreds of stolen key fobs,” Director O’Hara said. “I’m grateful that two additional vehicles were subsequently recovered by Police, perhaps averting those vehicles from being used in crimes.”

Police observed three males sleeping in a stolen black 2015 Audi in the 100 block of Parker St. The 15-year old was in possession of the key fob for the Audi, stolen out of Car Revolution in Woodbridge, where 12 vehicles were stolen. Police also located a stolen vehicle at Mapes and Weequahic Avenues and a black Dodge Ram pick-up truck in the 300-block of South 12th St. The 15-year old arrested at Parker St. was also in possession of a key fob to these stolen vehicles. With consent of the Dodge Ram’s owner, police searched the vehicle and located 139 key fobs stolen from Woodbridge Car Revolution.

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