UPDATE 12/27: D/Lt. David O’Dowd of the Montclair Police Department just released some more information:
On 12-26-2016 at approximately 7:13pm, the occupants of a black 2010 Subaru Legacy were carjacked at gunpoint in the area of Forest Street at Glenridge Avenue. The victims, (a 24yoa male from Medford and a 24yoa female from Bloomfield) we seated in the vehicle in the Mid-Town parking Lot, when they observed a black Jeep Liberty pull into a nearby parking space. Two males then exited the Jeep and approached the driver and passenger side of the victim’s vehicle. Suspect #1, is described as a black male, approximately 5’10-5’11 in height with long dreadlocks wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and skull cap. This suspect proceeded to knock on the driver side window of the victim’s vehicle with a black semi-automatic handgun. Suspect #2 is described as a black male approximately 5’06-‘5’07 in height wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and skull cap. This suspect approached the passenger side of the victim’s vehicle, brandishing a black semiautomatic handgun. The suspects then ordered the victims out of their vehicle. The suspects fled with the victim’s vehicle, along with the black Jeep Liberty, eastbound on Glenridge Avenue. The victim’s vehicle was later recovered, unoccupied, in the city of Newark. There were no injuries reported in this incident.
Montclair Police responded to a report of an armed carjacking tonight on Glenridge Ave & Forest Street at 7:14 p.m..
The vehicle, a black 2010 Subaru Legacy, was allegedly taken at gunpoint by a suspect described as a black male. The car had an NJ license plate #H56-FGN. A black jeep was also reportedly seen accompanying the stolen vehicle. Baristanet will update as more information becomes available.