A Nutley New Jersey woman was recently a victim of multiple carjacking attempts in Jersey City, NJ.
The first carjacking incident happened around 1:35 p.m. The 30-year-old suspect was victimized when she dropped off her sister at a home located on Danforth Avenue near Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City, New Jersey.
When the victim pulled up to her sister’s house and unlocked the car doors, the suspect allegedly approached the vehicle and tried to get inside.
The woman shouted at the intruder to get out of her vehicle. She shoved the suspect until he exited the car.
The suspect then walked away, at which point the victim’s sister ran inside her home and dialed 911.
A short time later, the suspect allegedly tried to commit yet another carjacking of the same victim. The victim drove her vehicle east on Danforth Avenue and came to a stop at a red light on Kennedy Boulevard. The suspect then allegedly walked up to her vehicle and banged on the passenger side door.
Thankfully, the woman managed to get away without being injured.
The Jersey City Police Department looked into the carjacking incidents and eventually identified the suspect as the possible culprit.
The suspect, who resides on the 100 block of Wilkinson Avenue in Jersey City, is 27 years old. He was placed under arrest and charged with attempted carjacking.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the carjacking charges, he would be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-2, carjacking is a first degree crime. A conviction for first degree carjacking carries an enhanced penalty of 10-30 years in NJ State Prison.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was transported to the Hudson County Jail in Kearny, New Jersey. He was being held at the correctional facility on $150,000 bail.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Jersey City Man Tries Carjacking Nutley Woman Twice within Minutes, Cops Say.”