Four Sought In Armed Carjacking Attempt Blocks Away From Newark Police HQ

Newark Police are investigating an apparent carjacking attempt with shots fired on Saturday.

Officials said the victim stated that around 6:45 am, he was in his car in the parking lot near the basketball/tennis courts in the area of Madison Drive and Dickey Park. Just blocks from the Newark Police station.

The victim stated that three males opened his door, pointed a gun at him, and tried to force him from the vehicle. After a brief physical altercation, the suspects fled back to their vehicle. The suspect vehicle was described as a grey sedan with Delaware registration. As the suspect vehicle was leaving the area, the suspect with the gun fired a shot in the victim’s direction, according to police.

The suspect vehicle was reported stolen to the Delaware State Police on Friday, July 9, 2021. It was later recovered in Wilmington the day of the attempted carjacking.

The suspects are described as three younger black males wearing face coverings. The driver of the suspect vehicle was also described as a black male.

There were no injuries or damage reported from this incident.