Pregnant Toms River Woman Attacked By Carjacker

The woman, who is seven months pregnant, had been stopped at a traffic light in Manchester when a man opened her driver side door and attacked

Manchester Police have released a sketch of the suspect and they're asking anyone with any information to contact them at 732-657-6111.
Manchester Police have released a sketch of the suspect and they're asking anyone with any information to contact them at 732-657-6111.

A 23-year-old pregnant Toms River woman was attacked Thursday by a carjacker in Manchester, police said.

At approximately 10:56 p.m., the woman, who is seven months pregnant, had ad been stopped at the traffic light at Route 571 and Renaissance Boulevard when a man opened her driver side door and attacked her, police said.

The suspect grabbed the victim and attempted to pull her from the vehicle. The victim was able to fight off the attacker before driving away, police said.

As a result, the victim suffered injuries to her neck and knuckles. The victim described the assailant as a while male, unshaven, with a tattoo, police said.

The victim was taken to Community Medical Center for treatment and was later released.     

During a search of the area, Manchester Police received a report about a suspicious person in the area of the 3000 block of Wilbur Avenue. The caller reported that their residential motion light turned on, and the alarm to their car began to sound, police said.

he caller was unable to provide a description of the subject and a search of the area yielded no results.   

The victim was later interviewed by Detective Christopher Hemhauser at Manchester Police Headquarters and a composite sketch of the suspect was completed by a Manchester composite sketch artist, Patrolman Michael Lynch.

Assisting in the investigation were members of the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Criminalistics Unit.     

Manchester Police have released a sketch of the suspect and they're asking anyone with any information to contact them at 732-657-6111. All calls will remain confidential.

letsgetreal July 15, 2013 at 12:41 PM
This whole area is turning to CRAP! Lets face it!!
grace July 15, 2013 at 12:44 PM
wow the poor girl
Whatsnu? July 15, 2013 at 01:53 PM
Probably someone on drugs - they are ruining lives in all NJ neighborhoods. From Tom Rivers to Marlboro and everything close by. DARE has been a complete failure and waste of $ for all kids. Seems we now need in-school rehab!!! The recent drug busts in Ocean and Monmouth put a huge smile on my face. I fully respect and applaud law enforcement!! This girl is tough and I'm really glad she and her baby are ok. Could have been a different story.
Irina July 15, 2013 at 02:35 PM
How horrible. But I can promise you this....The police would be pulling his body parts out from my grill. I'm glad the poor girl and her baby is OK. We need to be able to carry guns!!!!!
grace July 15, 2013 at 03:51 PM
you know what yuppers i always have said no way would i have a gun, i am now thinking differently..one scary story after another here..the zimmerman thing has me thinking that i should keep a gun in my home the media will try to create a riot amd that frightens me
Martin July 15, 2013 at 04:47 PM
Then the car-jacker would steal the car, pocketbook AND gun.
MP Flood July 15, 2013 at 05:16 PM
When seconds count,The Police are only minutes away.
love July 15, 2013 at 05:23 PM
I feel I'm back in Newark, what color is his hair. I posted it to my friends and family on facebook...thanks for the warning. we.will keep an eye out...for sure...
Amy Macartney July 15, 2013 at 05:26 PM
No Martin. See the gun is used to protect yourself from being attacked. I know its a foreign concept in New Jersey where only the police are allowed to protect themselves, their property, and their families... but in the real world criminals are much less likely to carjack, burglarize, or rob citizens in states where carrying a firearm is common.
letsgetreal July 15, 2013 at 08:49 PM
@ Amy... Well then blame that on your liberal Politicians...they have made NJ a state of spineless jelly fish...Vote out the liberal tree huggers.
MP Flood July 16, 2013 at 07:17 AM
When seconds count,the Police are minutes away(for the second time,I say)
Amy Macartney July 16, 2013 at 12:14 PM
@letsgetreal - i do blame liberals. every. single. day.
Amy Macartney July 16, 2013 at 12:26 PM
@letsgetreal - furthermore I'm super pissed you referred to liberal politicians as "mine". Clearly you have no idea who you're talking to. I've been an active and outspoken conservative since my kindergarten class's mock presidential election. All the other girls voted for Dukakis because he was "better looking". Even then I could tell I was surrounded by idiots. Now apologize.
fed up July 16, 2013 at 01:11 PM
@Amy, I could not agree more.
fed up July 16, 2013 at 01:13 PM
If the patch is going to keep this horrible format, at least put back the reply button, so we don't have to scroll down the entire thread to see who is responding to who.
grace July 16, 2013 at 06:28 PM
ditto fed up!!!


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