Police: Woman Charged With Wednesday Carjacking In New Castle

On Wednesday afternoon, May 12th, 2021, at approximately 1:38, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the area of Rambleton Drive in the community of Liberty Knoll Apartments for a report of a carjacking, according to police.

Officials said when the officers arrived, they learned that a female victim had been parked outside her apartment complex when an unknown female approached the vehicle and pointed a weapon at the victim. The suspect then ordered the victim out of the vehicle and drove off with the victim’s car, according to police.

Responding officers were able to identify the suspect as 37-year-old Jennifer Bustamante. Through investigative methods, the officers located the vehicle and apprehended Jennifer without incident.

Jennifer was charged with one count of Felony Robbery in the First Degree, one count of Felony Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the commission of a Felony, one count of Felony Aggravated Menacing, one count of Felony Theft of a Motor Vehicle & one count of Misdemeanor Criminal mischief. Jennifer Bustamante was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and subsequently held in lieu of $45,000 secured bail.

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