ELIZABETH, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Four suspects were in police custody Friday night, and a fifth remained on the run, after a robbery and a gun battle with officers in Elizabeth, N.J.
As CBS 2’s Lou Young reported, officers said they were chasing the suspects after a carjacking.
Exclusive CBS 2 video showed two of the five suspects, who police say really raised the stakes in a junkyard heist Friday afternoon as they turned a bust into a shootout.
The ill-fated heist started at Bayway Scrap Metals, on Amboy Avenue near the Goethals Bridge. Jaime Navarro, the son of the husband-and-wife owners of the junkyard, was visibly shaken as he discussed the phone conversation he had with his mother Friday afternoon.
“Saying that we’ve been held up, we’ve been robbed,” Navarro told Miller.