CLARK, NJ — Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos has confirmed there was a carjacking in the early hours before dawn on Wednesday on the 900 block of Lake Avenue.

According to Matos a man arrived home at approximately 4:30 a.m. and as he sat in his car two men, each with handguns, approached the sides of the vehicle and ordered the victim out. The suspects took some of the victim’s personal belongings and the key to his 2012 BMW and fled on Lake Avenue, he said.

The victim was unharmed during the incident. Matos confirmed that the car was recovered in Newark later in the day.

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 “We believe the victim was followed home,” said Matos. “This could have happened anywhere.”

Matos advised drivers to be aware of their environment. 

“Situational awareness is a good practice especially for anyone who is driving a higher-end vehicle. Being aware of your surroundings as you are getting in and out of your car is something that you should practice,” he said.

The suspects in this incident are described as two black men, about 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 10 inches in height. Both are said to have skinny builds. One man wore a red baseball cap and the other had dreadlocks in his hair. Both suspects had bandanas covering their faces during the incident, police said.