Police Seek Public Help in Identifying Suspects from Armed Carjacking in Linden

Linden Police are seeking the publics' help in identifying the suspects from an armed carjacking that occurred on the 800 block of Essex Ave at around 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5th.

The suspects reportedly exited a black Ford Mustang, approached the victim, and ordered him to exit his car while brandishing a handgun.

The suspects then fled in both vehicles traveling east toward N. Park Ave.

The Essex County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a similar incident that occurred in Newark on August 1st that may involve the same suspects.

Based on the information provided by the victims, the NJSP Forensic Imaging Unit compiled sketches of the suspects.

The first suspect is described as a dark-skinned black male, between 5’9”-5’10”, weighing approximately 160-170 lbs and wearing a white shirt.

The second suspect is described as a dark-skinned black male, between 5’9”-5’10”, weighing approximately 160-170 lbs, with long braids pulled back into a ponytail, and wearing a white t-shirt.

The third suspect is described only as a black male with no further description provided.

Anyone with information about these individuals is urged to contact Linden Detective Juan Velarde at 908-474-8552 or Essex County Sheriff’s Detective Pensamiento at 973-274-5411.

The Union County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case; tips can be given anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online at www.uctip.org.