Police: Man tries to carjack woman near Rutgers Newark campus

Authorities say it happened around 2 p.m. on Bergen Street near 12th Avenue in Newark.

Matt Trapani

Mar 9, 2024, 3:14 AM

Updated 44 days ago

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Rutgers police are searching for a man who tried to carjack a woman near the Newark campus Friday afternoon.
Authorities say it happened around 2 p.m. on Bergen Street near 12th Avenue. They say a man wearing a face covering opened the woman’s car door and tried to pull her from the vehicle. The man had a weapon in his waistband.
Police say the woman was able to fight the man off and got away without getting hurt.
A description of the man was not made available.
Anyone who might have information is urged to call the Rutgers Police Detective Bureau at 973-972-6394.


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