Friday, November 16, 2012
A silver Mercedes was stolen from the Livingston Autobahn.
Police are investigating an alleged carjacking Friday morning at a Northfield Road gas station. At around 8:10 a.m., a man in his 20s, wearing a wool mask, allegedly pushed his way past a female driver using the air pump at the Livingston Autobahn Shell station, entered the driver's seat and drove away in her 2009 silver Mercedes Sport Utility Vehicle, according to Detective Sgt. Anthony Dippold. The woman was not injured. The masked man drove northbound down Livingston Avenue, followed by another car, which police believe was involved in the incident — a black Audi, later reported as stolen from the Newark Airport parking lot. Police pursued the two cars down Livingston Avenue and onto eastbound Route 280. The officers followed the …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The following information has been provided by the Livingston Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Livingston police used an anti-theft auto recovery system to find a carjacked car, but they are still seeking the person who took the vehicle, police officials said. The owner of the car, a 40-year-old West Orange woman, was carjacked Monday from the Livingston Tiger Mart on the corner of South Orange Avenue and East Hobart Gap Road, according to Det. Sgt. Anthony Dippold of the Livingston Police Department. The car was being vacuumed clean at the Exxon station outside the convenience store with the driver’s side car door open and the engine running. When the woman finished vacuuming, she stood up and was approached by a black man who pushed her toward the back of the car. The man then jumped in the car and drove off heading east on …
Monday, October 3, 2011
Princeton man was arrested after the high-speed chase Saturday through 3 counties.
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Monday, October 3, 2011
A Princeton man stole a woman's car while her two children were still inside after she pulled over to help him, police said. The incident unfolded with a high-speed chase across three counties, ending with a crash and arrest in West Orange. Justin Mercer, 20, left the children unharmed at a mall, stole another vehicle and led state police in a pursuit across Interstates 80 and 280 Saturday morning, according to State Police Sgt. Brian Polite. The incident began in Hope Township in Warren County, N.J., when a woman in a 2004 Lexus sports utility vehicle pulled over attempting to help Mercer who had been involved in a motor vehicle accident, Polite said. He said the woman went to check on Mercer when he jumped in the woman's car and drove …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Livingston resident's vehicle was found in Orange two weeks after crime.
Police have recovered the vehicle stolen in a carjacking at the Livingston Mall, according to Det. Sgt. Anthony Dippold. The 2004 Honda Civic was found on a side street Tuesday afternoon in Orange, where it caught the attention of city police because it had been issued a parking summons, Dippold said. Orange police ran the number of the license plate and discovered that Livingston had an alarm out for the vehicle after the carjacking earlier this month. The Honda was towed to the Essex County Crime Scene Unit in East Orange, where investigators are looking for evidence, including “who was in it and who may have taken it,” Dippold said. A man believed to have a gun, forcibly took the car from a Livingston resident after she parked near the …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
At two malls, days apart, police probe connection after descriptions and video show similarities.
Livingston Police believe there may be a connection between a violent attempted carjacking at the Mall of Short Hills last week and a carjacking at the Livingston Mall a few days earlier, police said, based in part on surveillance video from the parking lot at the Mall of Short Hills and eyewitness descriptions of the suspect in each case. In Livingston, a 44-year-old local woman escaped serious injury in a harrowing encounter with a carjacker who took her car, a 2004 Honda Civic that has not been recovered, police said. In Short Hills, a 53-year-old man was pistol whipped in the face and head with a handgun when he refused to give a suspect the keys to his new BMW. Millburn Police have surveillance video of the suspect fleeing the mall …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Victim was repeatedly hit in the head with a firearm and taken to Overlook Hospital for treatment.
Millburn Police are investigating a violent attempted carjacking that took place Friday night at The Mall at Short Hills.. Millburn Police happened to be on the scene investigating a shoplifting incident at Neiman Marcus and were placing that suspect into the patrol car when they heard someone “screaming hysterically for assistance from police,” Lt. Peter Eakley, Millburn Police Public Information officer, reported. A 53-year-old man who was screaming was also bleeding profusely from head and facial wounds, Eakley said. Police requested back up and gave first aid to the victim, who told them that he was returning to his 2011 BMW convertible in Lot J after shopping at the mall when without warning, a black male wearing a blue hooded …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Police searching for suspect who forcibly stole car from Livingston Mall parking lot.
A trip to the Livingston Mall turned into a harrowing night for one Livingston woman, when she became the victim of a carjacking in the parking lot, Detective Sgt. Anthony Dippold said. Police say the 44-year-old woman was not injured when a man believed to have a gun forcibly took her car around 8 p.m. The woman parked her 2004 Honda Civic in a spot in Lot 21 near the Food Court entrance during the rainy evening. A man knocked on her driver’s window and startled her, Dippold said. The woman described the man as 50, carrying an umbrella and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. She opened her window slightly and asked what he wanted, Dippold said. The suspect reached into the car and was able to unlock and open the driver’s door, Dippold said…