Just In: Two Carjacked In Newark Restaurant Parking Lot

On January 9, 2020, at about 1926 hours, Newark Police were dispatched to the parking lot of 650 South College Avenue (TGI Fridays) for a report of a carjacking and robbery that just occurred, according to Lt. Andrew Rubin.

Rubin said arriving officers contacted two male victims at the scene. The victims advised that they were seated in a vehicle in the parking lot when a silver Hyundai Sonata pulled behind their vehicle. A black male suspect approached the driver’s side of the vehicle and opened the driver’s door. An unknown object was pressed against the driver’s chest and he was ordered from the vehicle, according to Rubin.

The suspect removed personal property from the victim and then entered the vehicle. At the same time, a black male opened the passenger door, displayed a knife to the passenger and ordered the passenger from the vehicle. The suspect removed personal property from the victim and both suspects fled in the victims’ vehicle.

The stolen vehicle is a white 2005 Chrysler 300 with Delaware tag 527979. The vehicle was last seen traveling southbound on South College Avenue.

The suspect vehicle was occupied by four black males who were about 18 – 25 years of age. Some of the suspects had their faces covered. The vehicle was driven by a black female in her late 20’s. The suspect vehicle, a silver early 2000’s Hyundai Sonata, was last seen traveling behind the victim’s stolen vehicle as it fled the scene.

The victims were not injured during this incident, said Rubin.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Det. D. Bystricky at (302) 366-7100 x. 3136 or dbystricky@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.

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