Newark New Jersey police are looking for three individuals who allegedly committed two carjackings on a local street.
According to Bergen County law enforcement, a man and two women stole two cars while using firearms. The car thefts went down at night around the intersection of North 6th Street and Dickerson Street in Newark, NJ.
The victims had parked their cars on the side of the road when the suspects allegedly walked up to them and aimed guns at their heads. The suspects allegedly demanded that the victims exit their cars. The suspects then got into the vehicles and drove away.
The victims later spoke with Newark police officers and said that the suspects used a pistol and an AK-47 while committing the armed robberies.
If law enforcement investigators are eventually able to identify the alleged carjackers, the culprits would probably be charged with carjacking. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-2, a person who commits an auto theft while using a deadly weapon can be charged with a first degree criminal offense. Although first degree felonies in NJ typically carry a maximum punishment of 20 years in New Jersey State Prison, carjacking carries a potential punishment of 30 years behind bars.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Newark Cops Seek Trio Accused in 2 Carjackings.”