Two juveniles, both age 17, have been arrested and are charged for their role in a carjacking earlier this year.
Officials aid at about 8:30 p.m. on August 5, Linden Police Officers responded to the 800 block of Essex Avenue on a reported carjacking.
The juveniles allegedly used a stolen car to follow the victim home and approached him as he parked his 2019 Audi S5.
The juveniles allegedly pointed a semi-automatic handgun at the victim, “racked” it and demanded the keys to the car.
The juveniles were identified during the course of a two-month investigation by the Linden Police Detective Bureau, with assistance from the Essex County Sheriff’s Office, New Jersey State Police, Union County Prosecutor’s Office, and Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit.
Juvenile complaints were filed against both juveniles for first-degree carjacking, second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, third-degree possession of stolen property, and fourth-degree aggravated assault.
The juveniles remain in custody at the Essex County Juvenile Detention Center on unrelated charges.