Paterson New Jersey police recently apprehended a Hackensack NJ man accused of committing a carjacking.
The theft went down around 10:00 p.m. According to authorities, the suspect walked toward the driver of a 1998 Toyota Camry in the area of the intersection of Broadway and Main Street in Paterson, New Jersey.
The suspect allegedly pointed a firearm at the victim and ordered him to exit the vehicle. The suspect then allegedly got into the Camry and sped off, traveling east on Broadway.
The victim subsequently went to Paterson NJ police headquarters and told police about the carjacking incident.
A couple of Paterson NJ police officers later saw the stolen car traveling on 16th Avenue in Paterson. The cops were able to get the suspect to stop the vehicle at the intersection of 16th Avenue and Carroll Street.
The suspect, a 37-year-old male from Hackensack, faces criminal charges for carjacking. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-2, carjacking is classified as a first degree felony. While most first degree crimes typically carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in New Jersey State Prison, a conviction for first degree carjacking could lead to a sentence of up to 30 years in state prison.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Cops Nab Alleged Carjacker in Paterson.”