A Jeep Cherokee used as a get-away vehicle in a Livingston purse snatching was found after its driver led Newark police on a chase before crashing into a gas station, according to authorities.
An 55-year-old Livingston woman left a store in the Bottle King Plaza on Livingston Avenue on Sept. 17 and returned to her car in the rear parking, police said. As she opened her driver’s side door, a man approached her from behind, grabbed her purse and threw her to the ground, according to police.
The man jumped into the SUV sped away, police said. The Livingston woman received injuries to her arm, but she refused medical attention, according to police.
On Friday, Newark Police pursued a Cherokee that fit the description of the Livingston purse-snatcher’s vehicle, police said. Newark police chased the Jeep until it crashed.
Three men were in the Jeep and all three attempted to flee after the crash. Newark Police arrested one man but the other two escaped, according to police.
An item of the Livingston woman’s was found in the Jeep Cherokee.
No charges had been filed in the Livingston robbery.