Arrests Made After Wave of NJ Carjackings

Monday, Jan 10, 2011  |  Updated 3:00 PM EDT
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Arrests Made After Wave of NJ Carjackings

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Law enforcement officials in Newark say carjackings in New Jersey's largest city rose by nearly 70 percent in 2010 over the previous year.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino says a December spike was largely due to three separate groups of young people who attacked drivers "for sport.''

Laurino says the groups have been significantly disrupted by recent arrests. On Monday, he announced the arrests of five juveniles and three adults on carjacking-related charges.

The arrests were made by a carjacking task force of federal and local law enforcement.

The prosecutor is seeking to charge all the juveniles as adults.

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