Police are searching for the suspect responsible for a carjacking that occurred in a section of Irvington Township Tuesday evening.
According to a preliminary investigation, police responded to reports of a carjacking in progress just outside a Chinese restaurant located at 833 18th Avenue around 5:22 p.m.
Fast responding Irvington police officers arrived and were told by the victim that their vehicle was parked in front of the restaurant and one occupant exited the car and entered the store.
Moments later, police say an assailant physically removed the second occupant from the vehicle then sped away from the scene in the car. Police say victims told them that the suspect was armed with a weapon.
According to police, an eyewitness observed what happened and gave chase in his vehicle while also notifying Irvington Police. The victims were unable to give a clothing description.
Police canvassed the area and were able to locate the unoccupied vehicle in the township.
There were no physical injuries reported.