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Friday, March 31, 2023

14-Year-Old Girl Charged in Maplewood Gunpoint Carjacking

According to police, a 14-year-old girl was accused with carjacking at gunpoint in that town in February.

Millburn Police were dispatched to a Millburn residence near the Maplewood border on Feb. 13 in response to an allegation of an armed carjacking.

The resident stated that he came up to his house and parked on the street in front of it, and that a group of five young boys and two young ladies were standing near his driveway.

He stated one of the teens approached him, wearing black jeans and a black puffy jacket, and demanding the keys to his vehicle, a 2018 black Porsche Macan, with a black revolver pointed at him.

The Porsche drove away when the victim handed over his keys. It was discovered two days later in Jersey City.

In an unexpected turn of events, Millburn police said on Tuesday that the prime suspect is a 14-year-old teenager from Newark.

“Detectives Royce and DeRosa were able to identify and locate the main shooter in this event after a protracted investigation,” they stated. “On June 10, 2022, a 14-year-old Newark juvenile female was apprehended and charged.”

She was charged with:

  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Carjacking
  • Aggravated assault with a firearm
  • Terroristic threats
  • Fencing
  • Conspiracy, and
  • Weapons offenses

According to authorities, a second juvenile has been identified but is still on the loose. The inquiry is still underway.

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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