2 arrested, 3 at large in Newark armed carjacking

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Deshaun Thompson (left) and Dontrell Hicks were charged with carjacking. (Newark Department of Public Safety)

Deshaun Thompson (left) and Dontrell Hicks were charged with carjacking. (Newark Department of Public Safety)

NEWARK, N.J. — Newark police have charged two men in connection with an armed carjacking Sunday morning.

Police received a call around 2 a.m. Sunday for a call of a carjacking in the 100-block of Varsity Road.

The victim, 54, said he was approached at gunpoint by five suspects.

Police observed the vehicle at the intersection of Muhammad Ali Boulevard and Irvine Turner Boulevard.

When the officers approached the car, the occupants of the vehicle fled, striking four parked cars in the area. The occupants then got out of the vehicle and fled on foot.

Police arrested Dontrell Hicks, 19, and Deshaun Thompson, 18, both of Newark.

Both men were charged with carjacking; resisting arrest; conspiracy and weapons charges.

The other three men remain at large.

Police are asking anyone with information about the additional suspects to call the 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS or 1-877-NWK-GUNS.

All tips will remain anonymous and could result in a reward.