Carjacking on Library Avenue

On July 3, 2023, at about 1529 hours, Newark Police responded to Library Avenue (SR 72) south of Wyoming Road for a report of a carjacking.  The victim reported that while traveling on Library Avenue, a black Dodge SUV pulled in front of him and stopped abruptly.  The victim’s vehicle struck the rear of the Dodge.  When the victim exited his vehicle to check the damage on his vehicle, he was approached by a suspect from the Dodge.  The suspect pointed a handgun at the victim and ordered him to move away from the vehicle.  The suspect then got into the victim’s vehicle and fled the scene.

The suspect was described as a black male wearing a light green shirt and a mask.

The victim’s vehicle has since been recovered.

This incident is currently under investigation by the Newark Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Sgt. J. Skinner at (302) 366-7100 x. 3135 or  Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.