MILLBURN, NJ - Ahmed Anthony, 29, of Newark was arrested on charges stemming from a carjacking in Millburn on November 27, according to a statement from the Millburn Police Department on Thursday, Jan. 11.
Anthony is facing charges ranging from first degree carjacking and first degree kidnapping to second degree unlawful possession of a weapon, stated the release from Millburn police.
A Millburn family was confronted by two gunmen in the early hours of Monday morning, November 27, as they returned to their home on Addison Drive. At about 1:51 a.m., the family was unpacking their vehicle when they were approached by two men, described as black males with hooded sweatshirts and partially hidden faces, who demanded money and the keys to two Range Rovers, police said in a release at the time of the incident.
One assailant held a juvenile while the other pointed a handgun at the rest of the family, reported police. Once the keys and cash were handed over, one of the men took off in the 2017 Range Rover, but when the second vehicle didn't start, the second man ran to a waiting car and fled, according to police. The Range Rover was later recovered in Newark and processed for fingerprints, police said.
Anthony was remanded to the Essex County Correctional Facility to await further judicial action.
The Millburn Police Department credits assistance from the New Jersey State Fugitive Unit, US Marshall Service NY/NJ Regional Task Force Newark Division and the New Jersey State Auto Theft Task Force in apprehending the suspect.