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Middle Township PD
Friday July 2nd, 2021 :: 02:28 p.m. EDT


Carjacking - Rio Grande, NJ

On Tuesday, June 29th, 2021, at approximately 1805 hours, officers from the Middle Township Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to Shoprite – 1700 Route 47 South, Rio Grande, NJ 08242, for the report of a carjacking. The 81-year-old victim reported an unknown Hispanic male described as approximately 5’8”, clean shaven, and short cut hair, got into the driver’s seat of his running vehicle while he was sitting in the front passenger seat waiting for his wife. The unknown subject then told him to exit the vehicle and the victim refused. At this time, the victim reported the accused threatened him stating he had a gun although there was never a gun displayed during the incident. The unknown subject then began to drive away from the parking lot with the victim still inside the vehicle. The victim reported a physical altercation occurred while the vehicle was in motion at which time the accused stopped the vehicle. The victim then reported the accused reached over, opened the passenger door, and pushed him out of the vehicle. The accused then fled the scene. The victim’s vehicle was later located in Trenton, New Jersey.  This incident is under investigation by the Middle Township Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit and the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office.  Anyone with information on this case or may have witnesses this incident please contact the Middle Township Police Department @609-465-8700 or report it anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriff’s Tip Line at and click on anonymous tip, or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers, 609-889-3597.

Middle Township PD
31 Mechanic St
Cape May County, NJ 08210

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