Man charged with carjacking vehicle containing 2-year-old

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey officials say they have arrested a man on charges that he took an unattended car that had a sleeping 2-year-old girl inside before the vehicle and child were recovered soon after.

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said in a statement on Sunday that officials arrested 40-year-old Sanders Martin Gomes and charged him with carjacking in the July 10 incident.

Ambrose says that a 24-year-old Union woman reported she parked a car containing her sleeping daughter near a relative's house to unload groceries.

At one point the car went missing, but was discovered soon after nearby with the girl inside.

She appeared to be unharmed but was taken to a hospital to be examined.

It is not clear whether Gomes has an attorney to comment on his behalf.

 

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