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Young Children Taken by Carjacker Found Safe

Mother was forced from parked vehicle Thursday

An infant and a toddler who were still inside a vehicle taken by a carjacker Thursday night were found unharmed shortly afterwards, Newark police said.

A woman was sitting in her parked Nissan Pathfinder on the 700 block of S. 17th Street shortly before 8 p.m. when she was forced out of the vehicle by a man. Her two children, an 11-month-old and a 3-year-old, were still sitting in the vehicle when the man entered and sped off.

A description of the suspect was not immediately available, police said.

An Essex County Sheriff’s Officer located the vehicle shortly afterwards a few blocks away, in front of 532 S.19th Street. The children were unharmed and were reunited with their mother, police said.

Police are working to identify the suspect.

kenneth January 25, 2013 at 03:28 AM
i'm tell you these crackheads won't stop
patricia January 25, 2013 at 02:10 PM
I cant really say that these people are crackheads that is committing these crimes, I dont live in Newark but I do have family that resides in Newark, I pray all day that they never become victims of the nonsense, even though it can happen anywhere..
Busted January 25, 2013 at 03:56 PM
First thing you do when you get in your ca good hood or baddddddd lock your doors

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