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Man Steals Car Left Running with Two Children Inside in Newark’s North Ward

By rlsmetro on

Police in Newark swiftly recovered a vehicle that was stolen by a thief with children inside this afternoon in Newark. 

Just before 4:30 p.m., police were dispatched to the Wells Fargo Bank located at 420 Bloomfield Avenue to investigate reports of carjacking in progress. 

Officers arrived and were told that a male suspect jumped into a white Highlander and sped away. 

Police were told that two children were inside the car with the suspect. 

Officers canvassing the area and tracked the vehicle to the 200 block of Abington Avenue, where the suspect bailed from the car and ran from the scene after noticing the children inside.

Police say the children are ages 11 and 9-year-olds and were able to notify their mother and authorities of their location when the suspect abandoned the vehicle. 

There were no physical injuries reported. 

Police continue to warn residents to never leave a vehicle running, even for a short period of time. 

The incident is under investigation.