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Armed Carjacking Under Investigation in Newark's South Ward

By rlsmetro on

Authorities in Newark are on the search for an armed suspect who took a vehicle from a person in the city's South Ward early Monday morning. 

According to police, sometime after midnight, officers responded to reports of a carjacking in progress near 153 Hopkins Avenue. 

Upon arrival, the victim told police that suspects, armed with a gun, took their 2018 Mercedes Benz then sped away from the scene northbound on Hopkins. 

Police said the vehicle had an NJ license plate number "C29-JGS." 

At approximately 2:50 a.m., Essex County authorities found the unoccupied vehicle near 22 Cutler Street. 

There were no physical injuries reported and the suspects remain at-large.