Armed carjacking in Newark sends police on hunt for suspects

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NEWARK, NJ – Police in Newark are actively searching for two men wanted for an armed carjacking in the city on Tuesday.

Newark Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé requests the public’s help in identifying two men who carjacked a woman in the 500 block of South 11th Street.

According to police, at approximately 4 a.m., two black males exited an older model black 4-door sedan with after-market front and rear lights, and approached the woman, taking jer vehicle at gunpoint.

The carjacked vehicle, a blue 2020 Honda CRV, fled northbound on South 11th Street towards 16th Avenue along with the older model black sedan.

One suspect was described as a black male, 5’7” tall with a thin build, and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, and black face mask. The second suspect was described as a black male with a slim build, wearing a black bubble coat, and black sneakers.

Director Fragé urges anyone with information about the identity of these suspects or the location of this vehicle to call the Police Division’s 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.

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