Witnesses: People armed with guns flip BMW in crash, flee the area

The crash happened around 10:30 a.m. at Renner Avenue near Wolcott Terrace. Witnesses say that the people inside the car crawled out and ran away from the area before police arrived.

Matt Trapani and Ali Reid

May 11, 2023, 8:51 PM

Updated 400 days ago

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A BMW flipped upside down in Newark Thursday morning and hit another car.
The crash happened around 10:30 a.m. at Renner Avenue near Wolcott Terrace. Witnesses say that the people inside the car crawled out and ran away from the area before police arrived.
Neighbors say that it appears that the BMW was stolen. News 12 spoke with the man whose car was damaged in the incident. He says that he heard a loud screech and then a crash.
Photos courtesy of John Curry
“I was visiting my daughter, in her house and I heard a loud crash, and I looked out the window and I saw a flipped over BMW that had smashed into my car that I parked across the street from my daughter's apartment,” John Curry says. “Some of the neighbors said they saw them get into another car and get away.”
Other neighbors say that the people who got out of the crashed BMW were armed with guns.
The BMW appeared to still have car dealer license plates on it.
Newark police were not yet able to provide full details on the incident.


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