Carjacking Saturday of County Freeholder Under Investigation
Mercedes taken at gunpoint
The Newark Police Department and the Essex County Carjacking Task Force are investigating a reported carjacking that occurred on the 100 block of Montrose Street Saturday.
The victim was identified as Essex County Freeholder Rufus Johnson, The Star Ledger reported Sunday .
Shortly after 6 pm, the 56-year-old city resident was sitting in his Mercedes Benz when he was approached by a male brandishing a handgun and two other suspects. The suspects ordered the victim out of the car and drove off.
The Newark Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this carjacking to contact the Department’s 24 – hour “Crime Stoppers” anonymous tip line at 877- NWK-TIPS (877-695-8477) or 877-NWK-GUNS (877-695-4867).