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A Range Rover in connection with a fatal carjacking at The Mall at Short Hills. (credit: CBS 2)

Report: Spike In Newark Carjackings

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.

12/29/2013

A Range Rover in connection with a fatal carjacking at The Mall at Short Hills. (credit: CBS 2)

Authorities: Carjackings On The Rise In North Jersey Suburbs

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.

12/20/2013

A new billboard being used in a campaign to combat carjackings in New Jersey is seen on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

NJ Billboard Campaign Tries To Combat Spike In Carjackings

The initiative announced Monday includes billboards, bus placards and flyers and features the faces of convicted carjackers.

08/19/2013

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Teen Accused Of Carjacking 3 People, Robbing 2 More In New Jersey

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.

01/29/2013

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Long Island Man Charged In Connection With 2 Conn. Carjackings

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.

06/24/2011

Jequele Mckenzie, Reginald Anderson, Wayne Lewis (Handout)

Newark Officials Want Max Penalty For Carjackers

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.

01/10/2011

Newark Mayor Cory Booker

Newark Mayor Increasing Law Enforcement Presence

Shootings. Carjackings. Robberies. Crime in Newark is on the rise and is showing no signs of slowing down, WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reports.

12/24/2010

Generic Handgun File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Wave Of Violence Hits Northern NJ

A fatal shooting in Newark capped nine reported carjackings, nine shootings and three attempted carjackings in Essex County.

12/20/2010