Wagswoofs – In Newark, a 3-year-old child was reported missing, and an Amber Alert was issued. However, good news emerged from Jersey City as the child was found safe and sound.
At around 8 a.m. on Tuesday, authorities were alerted about a carjacking incident on Wilson Avenue’s 100 block. The vehicle was taken with a child still inside, prompting immediate police response.
At 9:55 a.m., authorities issued an Amber Alert.
Around 10:30 am in Jersey City, approximately eight miles away, the Essex County Sheriff’s Office reported that the child was found safe and unharmed. The missing car was also located.
According to reports, the incident occurred when the father of the child was delivering some parts to the auto shop where he is employed. Apparently, he left the car running with the child still inside, and that’s when an unknown individual hopped in and drove away with the vehicle.
According to Arthur Vatorre, manager of Wilson Auto Parts, the car was gone within a minute of the driver pulling into the driveway, grabbing one item, and quickly taking off again.
The authorities were able to locate the vehicle that was left by the perpetrator and discovered the child unharmed inside.
After being examined at the hospital, the father was able to reunite with his son. He reported that his child is safe and everything is alright.
The authorities are still on the lookout for the suspect, and as of yet, no arrests have been made.
The suspect’s identity is currently unknown, and authorities are turning to the public for assistance. Surveillance footage has been released, and the police are requesting any information that may help identify the individual in question.
If you have any information regarding the case, kindly contact the Police Division’s 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477). Your cooperation can help the authorities solve the case.
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