Newark has become a center of carjacking. Three of the suspects in the Dec. 15 carjacking murder at The Mall at Short Hills were from Newark.
So far in 2013, there have been 450 carjackings in Essex County, up from 422 in 2012, and 410 in 2011, 2009 saw just 200.
The initiative announced Monday includes billboards, bus placards and flyers and features the faces of convicted carjackers.
A 16-year-old boy was charged as a juvenile Monday in connection with three carjackings and two armed robberies in Newark and East Orange, N.J.
U.S. marshals detained Hotson Neree, of Brentwood, who is accused of carjacking two men in Connecticut at gunpoint has been charged with home invasion, robbery, kidnapping with a firearm and other crimes.
Enough is enough, Newark officials said. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Bob Laurino said the armed carjacking thugs that have plagued Newark over the past few months stole cars for the thrill.
Shootings. Carjackings. Robberies. Crime in Newark is on the rise and is showing no signs of slowing down, WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reports.
A fatal shooting in Newark capped nine reported carjackings, nine shootings and three attempted carjackings in Essex County.