NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Newark has become a center for carjacking.
Three of the suspects in the Dec. 15 carjacking murder at The Mall at Short Hills were from Newark. The fourth was from nearby Irvington.
The New York Times reported that Newark had seen carjackings fall in recent years, but they have returned with a vengeance. There were 345 alone in Newark in 2012, and 475 so far this year in Essex County. By comparison, 159 carjackings have been reported in New York City in 2013.