SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — According to the South Orange Police Department, a suspect involved in a carjacking Tuesday morning in South Orange was using a vehicle that had been confirmed as stolen from Verona.
The police said that on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 at approximately 9:15 a.m., the carjacking victim stated that he was parking on Massel Terrace when he was approached by a male brandishing a handgun and demanding everything he had, including his Audi.
The victim turned over his wallet and keys to the Audi and suspect fled east on Massel Terrace.
The victim stated that the suspect exited a black Jeep prior to confronting him. The Jeep in question was later confirmed to have been stolen out of Verona. The description of the carjacking suspect is a black male, around 20, wearing a dark color shirt. The driver of the stolen Jeep is described as a Hispanic male. The victim was unharmed and the South Orange Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.
Following the carjacking, South Orange Police Officers observed the Audi as it was heading east on South Orange Avenue; they engaged in a short pursuit into Newark where it was terminated. A short time late, Newark PD reported the Audi was involved in a single car accident on Lake Street.