Paterson NJ police recently arrested a Hackensack New Jersey man who allegedly committed a carjacking.
The theft incident occurred around 10:00 p.m. According to law enforcement, the suspect approached the driver of a vehicle, a 1998 Toyota Camry, who had pulled over near the intersection of Broadway and Main Street in Paterson, NJ. The suspect allegedly brandished a handgun and ordered the victim to get out of the car. The suspect then reportedly drove off, heading east on Broadway.
The victim ran toward Paterson police headquarters, where he informed police of the carjacking incident.
Approximately 30 minutes later, Paterson cops spotted the stolen vehicle traveling on 16th Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey. The police officers pulled over the car at 16th Avenue and Carroll Street and placed the suspect under arrest.
The suspect is a 37-year-old man who resides in Hackensack, NJ. He has been charged with carjacking under N.J.S.A. 2C:15-2. If the suspect is convicted on the carjacking charges, he could potentially be sentenced to as many as 30 years in NJ State Prison.
One major factor in any sentence handed down to the suspect in the event of a conviction could be his prior criminal record, which reportedly includes eight felony convictions in New Jersey.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Cops Nab Alleged Carjacker in Paterson.”