COMMUNITY ALERT: Armed Suspect Carjacks Victim in Newark's Ironbound Section

The community's help is being sought to find a suspect who is occupying a vehicle that was carjacked at gunpoint early Sunday morning in Newark's Ironbound section.

According to preliminary reports, police were called to the vicinity of 23 Avenue C to investigate reports of a carjacking in progress.

Units arrived and were met by the victim who told them that a white or Hispanic male pulled a gun and demanded their car shortly before 5:45 a.m.

Police say the victim handed over white 2009 4-door Acura TSX with tinted windows to the suspect.

The car has a reported NJ license plate number "R56-LSR" according to police. Police say the suspect is 5'8-5'10" tall, approximately 170 pounds and war a black jacket during the carjacking.

If you see this vehicle in your community while walking the dog or headed out to your house of worship, please contact Newark Police at 973-733-6000. Do not speak or approach the suspect.

There were no physical injuries reported.