Newark mayor’s race: break-in reported at offices of Jeffries campaign manager

NEWARK – The campaign of Newark mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries has issued a statement announcing that the offices of Carl Sharif, Jeffries’ campaign manager, have been broken into.

“A break-in occurred early this morning at the offices owned by Carl Sharif and two others at 660 Stuyvesant Ave. in Irvington, New Jersey,” Jeffries campaign spokeswoman Lupe Todd said in a written statement on Tuesday. “Several items are reported missing, including two laptop computers owned by Carl Sharif. There is also reported damage in the building. The Irvington police were called and a report was filed.”

PolitickerNJ.com has yet to receive a copy of the report after calling the Irvington Police Department repeatedly to confirm the alleged break-in following early morning reports, including from the Jeffries campaign, that the reported incident occurred. 

At an afternoon news conference announcing a labor union endorsement for his campaign, Jeffries told PolitickerNJ.com that the incident was something that he “wanted to learn more about.”

“These are recent developments,” Jeffries said. “Obviously, we’ll learn more about what may have happened this morning.” 

Sharif did not return a phone call seeking comment. 

Newark mayor’s race: break-in reported at offices of Jeffries campaign manager