Newark Police Searching for Three Armed Carjackers

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NEWARK, NJ – The Newark Police Department is searching for suspects involved in an armed carjacking last weekend. According to Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara, three suspectscarjacked a victim at gunpoint on April 16, 2022.

“At approximately 1:41 a.m., police responded to reports of a carjacking in progress in the 200 block of Elizabeth Avenue. When they arrived, the victim told officers that three black males, one of them had a gun, carjacked a black Mitsubishi that he had rented,” O’Hara said. “The victim was standing near the vehicle waiting for a friend when the suspects exited a white BMW at a Sunoco Gas station. They walked past the victim and took the vehicle, which has been recovered.”

One suspect is described as 5’9” with a light brown complexion. He was wearing a black sweatshirt with a hood, pants, yellow Jordan sneakers, and a full black color ski mask.

A second suspect is described as 5’7” and 150 lbs. with a medium build, medium brown complexion and a mustache. He was wearing a sweat jacket with white stripes on both arms, light blue ripped jeans, tan sneakers, and a black colored ski mask.

The third suspect is described as 5’9” with a light complexion. He was wearing all black clothing, pants with white stripes on sides, and a black ski mask.