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Newark Police Detained Two Females Possibly Connected to Armed Carjacking at Jersey Gardens Mall


Police in Newark detained two females who were wanted for a broad-daylight armed carjacking at a mall in Union County Sunday afternoon. 

According to Elizabeth Police, at approximately  2:27 p.m., officers were dispatched to The Jersey Gardens Mall (Mills at Jersey Gardens) to investigate a reported carjacking in progress. 

Elizabeth police said upon arrival, officers learned that two black female suspects armed with handguns stole a white Honda Civic from the victim. 

According to police, the suspects were followed by a blue Honda Accord with damage to the door. 

Newark Police recovered the carjacked vehicle and detained two females inside it. 

The pair were sitting in the vehicle inside a parking lot of the Family Dollar in Newark. 

Elizabeth Police said no injuries were reported. 

UPDATE 8:13 p.m.: Elizabeth Police has updated and states that the females are being investigated and no official arrests have been made.