|Carjacked Tow Truck, Stolen Cars & Stolen Gun Recovered|
The sheriff’s officers located a 2013 Porshe, reported stolen out of Secaucus, parked in front of
Enroute to the impound lot, the driver of the tow truck was cut off by a late model Mercedes Benz S-class vehicle at the intersection of Hecker and Orange Streets. Two armed suspects with their faces covered with white shirts jumped out of the Mercedes and smashed open the driver’s window.
The tow truck driver was hit in the head with the weapon carried by one of the gunman. He was then thrown to the ground. During the attack the suspect lost control of his handgun which was recovered at the scene by sheriff’s officers. The gun, a loaded, .38 caliber, Rossi Interarms M68 Special was found to have been stolen during a burglary in
One suspect drove off with the tow truck carrying the Porsche and the other suspect followed in the Mercedes.
The two suspects were on top of the tow truck and were attempting to unload the Porsche. Upon seeing the officer, the suspects ran to the Mercedes and fled the scene. After a brief pursuit, the Mercedes was lost in
Later on Wednesday evening, the Mercedes was found parked on
The two suspects remain at large and an investigation with the Newark Police Department continues.