Police Investigate Gunpoint Carjacking in New Haven

By Ari Mason
|  Monday, Jan 13, 2014  |  Updated 2:36 PM EDT
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Police Investigate Gunpoint Carjacking in New Haven

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Police are investigating after a gunpoint carjacking in New Haven.

Police are investigating after a car was stolen at gunpoint in New Haven on Saturday.

According to police, 39-year-old Jeffrey Crewe of Hamden had just pulled up outside his girlfriend’s house on Greenwich Avenue in New Haven when a strange man opened the back door, got in and threatened him a gun. The car he was driving, a 1999 Lexus RX300, belonged to Crewe’s aunt.

Moments later, a second man approached the driver’s side door, pointed a gun at Crewe and demanded his keys and phone. Police said Crewe got out of the car to find two other accomplices and handed over his keys, at which point the group got into the car and drove off.

Crewe told police he and his girlfriend got into her car and drove around the neighborhood to search for the stolen vehicle.

Not long after, police found the stolen car “banged up, but operable” on Long Wharf near the New Haven harbor parking lot. It was impounded at the police yard, according to police.

The first two suspects are described as Hispanic males. It’s not clear if police have identified any suspects or are following any leads.

Anyone with information is asked to contact New Haven police at 203-946-6316.

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