EDISON – Last week, police released sketches of two suspects who may be responsible for two possible carjacking attempts. The Edison Police Detective Bureau is investigating the two incidents, which may or may not be connected.
On Thursday night, Jan. 16, shortly after 9 p.m., a 58-year-old woman driving alone in her 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe on South Heathcote Avenue near Laythan Road when two men approached her car from the side of the roadway. One man walked in front of the woman’s car while the other approached the driver side door. The woman was alarmed and backed away from the two men, hitting a parked car in the process. She then drove toward them, forcing them out of her path. They ran away on foot.
The two suspects are believed to be in their early 20s; one was about 5-foot-11 with a medium build; the other was about 5-foot-10 with a tall, stocky build, according to police.
In the other incident, two men in their early 20s approached a 67-year-old woman who was walking towards her car, parked in a driveway on Kenmore Road, at about 4:15 p.m. on Jan. 10. The men pushed her to the ground and attempted to get into her 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, but were unable to because its doors were locked. They ran off on foot.
The victim sustained injuries to her face and legs, but did not report the incident to police until six days later.
Police are asking anyone with information about either incident to call Detective Jeffrey Tierney at 732-261-3188 or the Edison Police Department at 732-248-7400.
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