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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).

Nj Ghost January 27, 2013 at 08:05 PM
Should it have haapened in Texas or one of several other states the thug would have been dead and the victim wouldn't have been out one mercedes. But nooooo,not in occupied Jeresy we just have to learn to submit to the will of the thugs by order of our most wise elected officials who always know bette than us, the ordinary people.
A. Newarker January 28, 2013 at 04:58 AM
Another normal event in Newark. Notice Mayor Cory Booker continues his silence about Newark crime? It has become his forgotten issue - except for those of us who are victims.


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