Officer loses control of car while pursuing carjackers in Newark

A police chase that reportedly began in Union County, ended in Essex County last night when the police officer in pursuit lost control of his

NEWARK - A police chase that reportedly began in Union County, ended in Essex County last night when the police officer in pursuit lost control of his car.

A Hillside police officer, working near the border of his town and Elizabeth, apparently spotted suspected carjackers in a Nissan Altima. According to police, the four suspects had just stolen a Mercedes Benz, and they were believed to be armed.

The Hillside officer began pursuing the men, but lost control on Clinton Avenue between Ridgewood Avenue and Irvine Turner Boulevard in Newark. The officer knocked down a light pole and a fence in the parking lot of a local Baptist church.

Hillside police say both the Altima and Mercedes were later recovered, but the suspects escaped.

No injuries were reported and no arrests have been made.

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