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City of Newark Police Division
Thursday January 23rd, 2020 :: 03:11 p.m. EST


Police Seek the Public's Help in Identifying Armed Carjacking Suspects

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports that police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the below pictured suspects in a carjacking that occurred on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

Shortly before 6:45 p.m., police responded to Hamilton Street and New Jersey Railroad Avenue on a call of carjacking. A man sitting in his vehicle was approached at his driver’s side window by male who pointed a weapon at him and demanded his vehicle. A second male approached the victim’s passenger side window also pointing a handgun at him. The two suspects fled in the victim’s vehicle, headed southbound on New Jersey Railroad Avenue. The victim was also robbed of his cash and personal property.

Detectives investigating this incident obtained the below photos of the suspects. While police are actively searching for these suspects, we seek the public’s assistance in quickly locating them as part of their investigation.

The first suspect is described as possibly Hispanic or black, with a brown complexion and a dark-colored twist hairstyle. The second suspect is described as having a light- to tan-colored complexion and wearing a hooded sweater with white lettering on the front. Two other individuals stood by as lookouts. The third suspect is described as a male with a light complexion and wearing a gray hooded zippered jacket, black sweatpants and black and white sneakers. The fourth suspect is described as a female who was wearing a black hooded sweater, blue jeans and black Nike footwear.

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about these suspects to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.

Anonymous tips may also be made using the Police Division’s website at: or through our new Smartphone App available at iTunes and Google Play. Search Newark Police Division to download the App.

City of Newark Police Division
480 Clinton Ave
Newark, NJ 07108

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