Cab driver carjacked at gunpoint in Newark

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Newark Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé requests the public’s help with locating an armed suspect who carjacked a taxi cab driver and took the vehicle at gunpoint on November 27, 2022.
Newark Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé requests the public’s help with locating an armed suspect who carjacked a taxi cab driver and took the vehicle at gunpoint on November 27, 2022.

NEWARK, NJ – A Newark cab driver was carjacked at gunpoint Sunday night. The Newark Police Department is now investigating the incident that took place at around 8:30 pm in the area of the 1000 block of South Orange Avenue.

According to Newark Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé, a Classic Cab taxi was stolen when a suspect approached the driver and pointed a gun at him, forcing him out of the cab.

“Police responded to a report about a carjacking that occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of South Orange Avenue,” Frage said today. “The Classic Cab driver was sitting in the vehicle when the suspect approached him brandishing a weapon. The suspect ordered the driver to get out of the vehicle, and he drove away eastbound on South Orange Avenue and southbound on Sanford Avenue.”

According to Frage, the vehicle is a silver-colored 2015 Ford Taurus with a Classic Cab logo and has the New Jersey license plate OT978A.

The suspect, a Black male, wore a blue sweatshirt with a hood.

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