Newark Taxi Cab Carjackers Abandon Vehicle in East Orange; Second Vehicle Carjacked in East Orange

An armed carjacking of a taxi cab in Newark had the suspects easily abandoning the vehicle in East Orange, then taking a second vehicle in their mission to escape.

The incident began in the 30's block of Johnson Avenue in Newark shortly before 4:30 a.m. when according to authorities, four black male suspects pointed what appeared to be a weapon at a cab driver and demanded him from the vehicle.

Police arrived to the scene a short time later and began a search for a yellow 2010 Crown Victoria.

According to Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose, the vehicle was later found unoccupied on Westcott Street in the city of East Orange.

The suspects then carjacked a second vehicle at gunpoint in East Orange not too far from where they abandoned the taxi cab.

There were no arrests made.

Johnson Avenue, Newark, NJ