Armed Suspect Robs Victim Then Steals Their Car at Branch Brook Park Newark

The Essex County Sheriff's Office and their police officers have been notified of a vehicle theft that occurred at Branch Brook Park Sunday morning.

According to a preliminary investigation, police responded to an armed carjacking in progress that happened on the Lake Street side of Branch Brook Park just before 12:22 a.m.

Police say units arrived and were told by the victim that an armed suspect approached and demanded car keys and personal possessions.

The suspect figured out which parked car belonged to the victim then stolen it according to reports.

According to police, the stolen vehicle is a silver Nissan.

The Essex County Sheriff's Office provides 24-hour security for the park and will take over the investigation.

No injuries reported.