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UPDATE: Armed Juveniles Captured for Newark South Ward Carjacking, Gas Station Robbery on NJ-21


Two juvenile suspects are awaiting to be arraigned emanating from arrests made on Saturday evening.

According to Newark officials, on Saturday, October 22, Essex County Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrested two suspects for an alleged carjacking on Frelinghuysen Avenue and an alleged armed robbery of an Exxon station on McCarter Highway and Bridge Street.

Newark officials said, the suspects were charged with receiving stolen property, resisting arrest by flight; resisting arrest by force; unlawful possession of a weapon; illegal possession of an extended magazine; possession of hollow point bullets; and receiving stolen property.

According Newark Police, after answering an all-points bulletin issued by police, of a black Porsche Macan and a gray Mercedes Benz GLC responsible for an alleged carjacking and armed robbery, Sheriff’s Office Detectives located the vehicles backed into a lot at 440 S. 12th Street.

Newark Police said, detectives investigated and observed two suspects exit the Mercedes with proceeds from the robbery.

A brief foot pursuit ensued, with the actors being taken into custody.

In the suspect's possesion  was a handgun, hollow point bullets, and proceeds from the carjacking and robbery.

The suspects were processed and lodged in the Essex County Youth House.

Essex County Sheriff Armando B. Fontoura praised the efforts of the detectives stating, “The proactive actions of these detectives removed these dangerous individuals from our community and prevented future crimes from being committed.

It is always a proud day when guns are taken off our streets, and no one is injured in the process.”