Clifton NJ police are looking for suspects in a violent carjacking on a city street.
The scary crime was reportedly committed around 9:35 p.m. According to authorities, four men approached the vehicle when it came to a stop on the 100 block of Highland Avenue. Two of the men were reportedly brandishing handguns as they walked toward the car and ordered the occupants to exit the vehicle.
At the time, there were four adults and one child in the car: a Passaic NJ woman, two Passaic men, one man from New York, and an infant. All of the adults are reportedly in their 20s. As the victims got out of the vehicle, one of them was reportedly robbed at gunpoint and had her jewelry stolen by one of the suspects.
The suspects then reportedly got into the car and drove off.
By the time Clifton NJ cops arrived at the scene of the carjacking, the suspects were long gone. The Clifton Police Department is actively investigating the theft incident and recently released descriptions of the suspects, who have been described as Hispanic males in their 20s.
If investigators can eventually identify and apprehend the suspects, it is likely that the culprits would be charged with a number of crimes, including carjacking and armed robbery. A conviction on carjacking charges under N.J.S.A. 2C:15-2, could lead to a maximum sentence of 30 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Anyone who has information about the carjacking incident should contact Clifton detectives at 973-470-5908.
For additional information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “Group with Baby Carjacked at Gunpoint in Clifton.”