State authorities say a northern New Jersey man fabricated a story about being carjacked so he could get about $38,500 from his insurer.
The mother had stopped at a bodega around 12:30 a.m., reportedly to buy diapers, leaving the keys in the ignition and the child in her car seat.
Lukas Iorio was a high school wrestling champion and a good student, but now he has been arrested and brought up on serious charges.
Carjacking has become disturbingly common in the Tri-State Area, with hundreds of cases terrifying drivers.
The incident took place at around 3:30 p.m., when officers received a description of a vehicle following a robbery, police told CBS 2.
Two 16-year-old boys were arrested Tuesday and accused of trying to carjack a woman at the Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus, N.J.
Floribert Nava, of Wildwood, pleaded guilty in February, admitting that she used a fake gun on March 22, 2013, to carjack the then-17-year-old victim.
The woman whose husband was shot and killed in a carjacking at the Short Hills Mall in New Jersey in December has filed a lawsuit.
A man got away with his life in another carjacking in New Jersey this past weekend, but armed thieves made off with his new BMW.
Millburn Police Chief Gregory Weber said in a statement that the young lawyer received medical treatment within minutes of the shooting.
Questions have been mounting about the delayed response time by EMS crews to a deadly shooting at the Short Hills Mall in New Jersey last month.
Hanif Thompson, 29, of Irvington; Karif Ford, 31, of Newark; Basim Henry, 32, of Newark; and Kevin Roberts, 33, of Newark, face a series of charges, including murder.
According to police, a man was shoveling snow next to his blue Dodge Ram on Christopher Street when another man appeared, pulled out a gun and demanded the keys. He drove off without firing a shot, police said.
Basim Henry was arrested in Pennsylvania. The 32-year-old was accused of violating the conditions of his supervised release from a 2006 robbery.
The sport-utility vehicle that the suspects used as a getaway vehicle in the deadly carjacking and shooting at the Short Hills Mall last weekend actually belonged to a suspect’s mother, according to a published report.