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.