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Newark Juvenile Apprehended, Charged for Montclair Carjacking


By: Yuritza Arroyo

Authorities in Montclair announced that on December 5, Montclair Police responded to a residential burglary on Club Way.

According to Montclair Police, the property line of the residence is split between Montclair and Cedar Grove.

Police say the resident reported that he woke up and discovered the front gate to his property was damaged.

Upon further inspection, he discovered that a 2018 Ferrari Spider, as well as a 2021 Lamborghini Urus, were missing from the garage.

According to authorities, surveillance footage showed that at approximately 1:30 AM, two suspects had entered the property. They made entry into the residence through an unlocked side door.

Once inside, the suspects located the keys to both vehicles, opened the garage doors and fled with both cars.

Officials say the suspects were described as two males, one wearing a dark-colored jacket with the hood up and dark-colored pants. It also appeared as though the suspect was wearing gloves.

The second suspect was wearing a dark two-toned coat, a hat with a hood over it, dark pants, and a backpack.

According to officials, within hours, based on surveillance and communications with the Auto Theft Task Force, two juvenile suspects were identified.

One of the suspects, a 15-year-old from Newark, was apprehended by the Elizabeth Police Department after being involved in a robbery in Nassau County, NY.

A handgun was also recovered upon his arrest.

According to Police, multiple search warrants were executed, which resulted in Detectives linking this juvenile to the burglary and motor vehicle thefts in Montclair on December 5.

Police say, in addition, the search warrants conducted by Detectives identified approximately 21 stolen vehicles in 16 different agencies throughout New Jersey and New York.

This includes the Lamborghini and Ferrari stolen from Montclair.

As a result, the 15-year-old juvenile has been charged with Burglary, Criminal Mischief, Conspiracy, and Receiving Stolen Property. He has been remanded to the Essex County Youth House.

“I would like to commend Detective Steven Mateo and all members of the Detective Bureau for an outstanding job for their aggressive and rapid response to this burglary.” – Chief Todd Conforti.