Police Search for Suspects in Carjacking, Armed Robbery in Little Ferry, New Jersey
Police are investigating a carjacking and armed robbery in Little Ferry, New Jersey.
The incident occurred around 7:20 a.m. According to law enforcement, the victim was driving a rental car on the Bergen Turnpike, near an industrial area in Little Ferry NJ, when four men pulled up behind him.
Two of the suspects got out of their vehicle and approached the victim’s Dodge Charger. The suspects who stepped out of the car were allegedly armed with handguns.
The suspects reportedly instructed the victim to get out of his vehicle and lay down on the ground.
The armed suspects then allegedly drove away in the victim’s vehicle, while the unarmed suspects drove off in their own car.
Both the stolen vehicle and the suspects’ car were later recovered by police in Newark, New Jersey.
Thankfully, the driver was not injured as a result of the carjacking.
The Little Ferry Police Department is actively investigating the armed robbery. At this time, authorities have not identified the suspects.
If investigators are eventually able to identify and apprehend any of the suspects, it is likely that the suspects would face severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-2, carjacking is a first degree crime. Although first degree felonies are typically punishable by a maximum sentence of 20 years, carjacking a special kind of felony; a conviction could lead to a sentence of 10-30 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Man Carjacked at Gunpoint, Police Say.”