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Gunpoint Carjacking Under Investigation in Downtown Newark


By: Tracie Carter 

Police officers in Newark are searching for an armed suspect who stole a car at gunpoint in the city's central business district Saturday night. 

Officers in Newark's Downtown were dispatched to the 20's block of Edison Place to investigate reports of a carjacking in progress around 10:55 p.m. 

Several units arrived and were advised that a male suspect brandished a shotgun and stole the victim's 2017 GMC Sierra at that location. 

The vehicle has a reported NJ plate number "H11-MRM" and was last seen near the intersection of Mulberry and Market streets. 

No physical injuries were reported and the suspect is at large.