Newark NJ police are looking for a man accused of committing a carjacking in the city’s Ironbound area.
The incident happened around 2:30 p.m. near a residence on Ferry Street in Newark, New Jersey. The victim, a 24-year-old woman who resides in Union New Jersey, drove to Ferry Street and parked outside a home. She then exited her vehicle and took took groceries to a family member who lived at the residence.
When the women entered the house, she left her two-year-old child in the car. The woman also left the vehicle engine running.
A suspect reportedly came along the running vehicle, got inside, and drove away.
The good news is that Newark cops found the stolen vehicle parked on Adams Street mere minutes after the carjacking incident. Most importantly, the young kid was inside the car and unhurt.
Detectives with both the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are conducting a joint investigation into the carjacking.
If authorities can eventually identify and capture the person responsible for the auto theft, he would probably be charged with first degree carjacking. A conviction for carjacking in New Jersey could lead to a sentence of 30 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “2-Year-Old Safe After Newark Carjacking, Suspect Sought.”