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Arrest Made in Lawrence Shopping Center Carjacking

by MercerMe Staff

On April 12, 2016 at 2052 hours, Lawrence Township Police Department arrested Robert McClain, 47, of the 800 block of Greenwood Avenue in Trenton for the carjacking of a 77 year old woman at the ACME store on Monday April 11, 2016.

Sgt. James Smith observed a vehicle matching the victim’s stolen 2013 Kia in the parking area of Avalon Apartments in Lawrence Township. The vehicle was confirmed to be a match and surveillance of the vehicle was set up. After several hours of surveillance, McClain was observed walking to the vehicle and preparing to enter the car when he was taken into custody by Ofc. Ryan Dunn, Sgt James Smith and DSgt. Joseph Lech without incident.

McClain was in possession of the victim’s car keys and a white plastic bag containing the victim’s handbag.

McClain is being charged with carjacking, receiving stolen property and theft.  Bail has yet to be set.

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