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Newark Police Seeks Help Identifying Suspect Who Stole Car with Woman, Child in Backseat


By: Najla Alexander 

Authorities in Newark request the public’s help identifying the suspect in connection with a strong-arm carjacking on April 29.AdNewark Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé said at approximately 8:30 p.m., the suspect, possibly a Hispanic male, jumped into a vehicle at a supermarket parking lot in the 800 block of N. 6th Street.

The suspect drove a short distance but stopped the car after he realized that a woman and her child were in the back seat, officials stated.

According to officials, he got out of the car and ran southbound on N. 6th Street.


The vehicle was recovered and the suspect was later seen getting out of the blue sedan, possibly an Acura TLX model, officials said.

Director Fragé urges anyone with information about the suspect’s identity to call the Police Division’s 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477).