NEWARK, NJ – The U.S. Department of Justice Newark Office (DOJ) issued a warning that earlier this afternoon (approximately 1 PM) there was an armed carjacking at the corner of Mulberry and Kinney Streets. The victim was driving a Lexus SUV and was “bumped” from the rear. The victim stopped the vehicle and was approached by 2 males wearing hooded sweatshirts. One of the suspects hit the victim in the head with a handgun and the weapon discharged. The suspects fled the location and Newark police responded. As of 3 PM there has been no sighting of the suspects.
DOJ, “This incident should serve as a reminder to be aware of your surroundings. This is a classic carjacking technique that everyone should be familiar with. As always, please be vigilant and safe as you are traveling in Newark and elsewhere”.