Carjacker who stole running vehicle at Newark gas station sought by police

NEWARK, N.J. — Police in New Jersey are searching for a man they said stole a car left running at a gas station late last month, authorities said.

According to Newark police, the theft happened at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 20 while the vehicle’s owner was inside the mini-mart at a Mobil gas station located on Frelinghuysen Avenue.

The carjacker drove off after the man noticed him and attempted to re-enter the car, police said.

Police describe the car thief as wearing a gray vest, a black sweater with white drawstrings and a BMW logo on the chest, a black ski mask, black Adidas sweat pants with a white vertical line along his leg, and light-colored sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police department’s crime stopper tip line at 1-877-695-8477.

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