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DEVELOPING: Pursuit Ends in Arrest of Two Armed Carjackers


Police have two suspects in custody after an armed carjacking in Newark’s South Ward this evening. 

Officers were alerted of a carjacking near 242 Elizabeth Avenue around 6:30 p.m. 

Police say the suspects pointed a weapon and took the victim’s white Jeep Cherokee then sped from the scene. 

Newark officers canvassing the scene came across the vehicle on Route 1&9 and followed the suspect to McCarter Highway and East Kinney, where two males bailed from the car and led cops on a foot pursuit. 

Police were able to apprehend both suspects and locate a weapon at the scene. 

There were no physical injuries reported. 

Newark has had about four armed carjackings today.