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Police Seek Suspect in Newark Armed Carjacking


By: Yuritza Arroyo 

Newark Public Safety officials requests the public’s help locating an armed suspect who carjacked a taxi cab driver and took the vehicle at gunpoint on November 27.

According to police, officers responded to a report about a carjacking that occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of South Orange Avenue.

Police say, the Classic Cab driver was sitting in the vehicle when the suspect approached him, brandishing a weapon.

The suspect ordered the driver to get out of the vehicle, and he drove away eastbound on South Orange Avenue and southbound on Sanford Avenue.

According to officials, the vehicle, a silver-colored 2015 Ford Taurus, has a Classic Cab logo and bears the New Jersey license plate OT978A.

The suspect, a Black male, was wearing a blue sweatshirt with a hooded sweater.