Newark New Jersey police recently arrested two men who allegedly committed a violent carjacking and then caused a serious car accident.
According to authorities, the carjacking victim came running into the Newark Police Division’s 1st Precinct headquarters and told officers that two men had just stolen his motor vehicle. The victim also told Newark NJ police that the suspects crashed his automobile shortly after driving off with it. The suspects then reportedly tried to run away from the accident scene and flee the Newark area on foot.
Several members of the Newark Police Department went to Hunterdon Street in Newark, which is the spot where the suspects were seen running shortly after the car crash. Three Newark police supervisors happened to see the suspects in the area and chased after them. The suspects were quickly subdued and placed under arrest.
As the suspects allegedly ran from the Newark police officers, they were seen dropping a knapsack bag that is said to have contained stolen credit cards and stolen cell phones.
The suspects, an 18-year-old Newark NJ man and a 17-year-old Newark teenager, face serious criminal charges for carjacking, auto theft, and credit card theft.
The victim of the carjacking incident is a 53-year-old male who resides in Newark, New Jersey. Thankfully, he did not sustain any injuries during the carjacking.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Newark Cops Chase, Arrest 2 after Carjacking, Authorities Say.”