A Newark NJ man was recently sentenced for a carjacking in Hillside, New Jersey.
The incident occurred in late 2012. According to prosecutors, the 24-year-old suspect and a male accomplice walked up to a BMW X5 which was parked in Hillside, NJ.
The suspect then allegedly tapped on the vehicle window with a gun. Once the suspect got the driver’s attention, he reportedly ordered the driver to get out of the car.
The accomplice allegedly stole a number of personal items from the victim. Afterwards, the suspect and the accomplice drove away in the BMW.
Police were able to locate the BMW in East Orange NJ the next day. When police officers observed the suspect walking away from the vehicle, they questioned him about the carjacking. According to police, the suspect admitted to committing the carjacking. The suspect also reportedly told police where he hid the keys to the BMW.
The defendant eventually pleaded guilty to theft and weapons offenses.
Now the defendant will have to serve 121 months, more than 10 years, in federal prison. A U.S. District Court judge announced the sentence in Newark, New Jersey.
Additionally, the suspect will have to serve 5 years of supervised release after he has completed the prison sentence. Beyond that, the suspect has been ordered to pay $1,850 in monetary restitution to the victim.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Newark Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Armed Carjacking in Hillside.”