Authorities in Bloomfield are investigating a reported carjacking that occurred in a section of the Township on February 10.
According to officials in Bloomfield, officers responded to an address on Hoover Avenue after receiving a report of a carjacking.
Bloomfield Police said the owner left his vehicle with the engine running and unoccupied and went inside his house, taking the key fob with him.
According to police, when he returned to his vehicle, he observed a heavy-set, African American male with short curly hair, wearing a gray sweatshirt in the driver’s seat who began backing out of the driveway.
Police say the owner then walked into the middle of Hoover Avenue and towards the front of the vehicle, where the suspect came to a stop.
According to police, the owner shouted at the suspect that the vehicle would turn off because the key fob was not in the vehicle.
The suspect then accelerated towards the owner and hit him in the left hip area with the vehicle.
Police say the owner sustained minor injuries and the suspect sped away in the vehicle.
Bloomfield Police said a short time later the vehicle was recovered unoccupied in East Orange by NJ State Police.
This incident is under investigation.