Gunmen Storm Irvington Township Tow Yard; Summit Police Detectives Held at Gunpoint

A brazen early afternoon armed carjacking at a tow yard in Irvington had gunmen point weapons at Summit Police detectives then stole a vehicle inside that detectives were investigating.

According to preliminary reports, more than a dozen Irvington Police officers and top brass raced to the Chancellor Avenue location at around noon after they received reports of an armed carjacking.

Officers arriving at the scene found two veteran detectives from the Summit Police Department who reported that while at the establishment processing a vehicle that was stolen from their municipality, two male suspects ambushed them with guns and took the car that was under investigation according to reports.

Police were able to track the vehicle to the 300 block of Peshine Avenue in Newark's South Ward where they had the vehicle towed back to the Irvington tow yard according to reports.

The suspects were only described as two black males armed with guns. It is not clear if the Summit detectives were able to draw their weapons.

There were no shots fired or physical injuries reported.

Several calls to the Summit Police Department went unanswered for comments.

Chancellor Avenue, Irvington, NJ, 07111