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ALERT: Arrest Warrant Issued for Newark Carjacking Suspect of Vehicle with 3-Year-Old Child Inside UPDATE: Captured


By: Najla Alexander

Authorities in Newark announced that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Shanita N. Rose, 40, of Newark, in connection with a carjacking that occurred with a male child inside the vehicle on Tuesday, October 31.

AdNewark Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé said at approximately 8:13 a.m., police responded to the 100 block of Wilson Avenue on a call of a carjacked vehicle taken with a 3-year-old child left inside.

Police immediately canvassed the area for a 2017 silver-colored Hyundai Sonata, officials stated.

According to officials, an Amber Alert was issued at approximately 9:55 a.m.

Authorities say at approximately 10:30 a.m., police located the vehicle in Jersey City with the child inside and unharmed.

Newark Police detectives have identified Rose as a suspect in this incident and request the public’s help in quickly locating her, officials said.

Director Fragé urges anyone with information about the whereabouts of Shanita N. Rose to call the Police Division’s 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477).