Police investigate armed carjacking in The Grove

The Newark Police Department is currently investigating an armed carjacking that reportedly occurred on Thursday, November 24, 2022 at approximately 12:32 PM. The victim reported that they had left a store in The Grove shopping center and were returning to their vehicle, when they were approached by the suspect. The suspect displayed a handgun to the victim and demanded the keys to the victim’s car. The victim complied with the suspect’s demands. The suspect then drove away from the scene, in the victim’s car, towards Marrows Road. The victim was not injured during the carjacking.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’00” to 6’02” with a thin build and armed with a handgun. The suspect was possibly wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a mask.

The victim’s car has not been located. The car taken during this incident is a white Toyota Rav-4 with New Jersey license plate E93PCT. If you see the car, do not approach it, immediately call 9-1-1.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Paige Klein at (302) 366-7100 extension 3480 or pklein@newark.de.us. Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.