July 2, 2016 |
A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in the carjacking of an 82-year-old woman in a Burlington County supermarket parking lot this month, New Jersey state police said Thursday. The teen, whose name is not being released because he is a juvenile, was located Tuesday in Atlantic City, where he is from, police and the county Prosecutor's Office said. He was charged with carjacking and theft, and placed in a juvenile detention center, authorities said. About 9:30 p.m. June 11, the woman was sitting in a silver 2015 Toyota RAV4 while her daughter went inside the ShopRite at 1520 Route 38 E. in Hainesport.
June 28, 2016
A man stole a Honda Accord from another man at gun-point Sunday evening in Northeast Philadelphia. The carjacking happened at around 7:45 p.m. at Emerald and E. Atlantic Streets in Harrowgate, police said. The driver of the gold 1996 Accord with Pennsylvania tags was not injured. The suspect is a black male, 5-foot-6 with a beard and wearing a blue t-shirt and jeans. No further information was available Sunday night. Michaelle Bond
June 24, 2016 |
A man in a white Phillies baseball jersey slapped an 82-year-old woman in the face, dragged her out of the SUV she was sitting in, and then carjacked the vehicle from a Burlington County supermarket parking lot, New Jersey state police said Wednesday. The attack occurred about 9:30 p.m. June 11 at the ShopRite at 1520 Route 38 E. in Hainesport, police said. The victim's 48-year-old daughter had left her mother in the SUV with the keys while she went into the store, police said. While the daughter was inside, the assailant opened the passenger door of the silver 2015 Toyota RAV4, slapped the woman in the face, and then pulled her out of the vehicle before driving away.
April 16, 2016 |
For most people, the 21st birthday is the real beginning of adulthood. But when Jonathan Rosa turned 21 Thursday, it marked his entry into the netherworld of the state prison system: He was given a 45- to 90-year sentence for his role in the 2014 carjacking that ended in a crash that killed a mother and her three children as they sold fruit on a North Philadelphia sidewalk. "I messed up. I have made some very idiotic decisions," Rosa told Common Pleas Court Judge Rose Marie DeFino-Nastasi before she imposed the sentence, negotiated as part of his guilty plea.
March 3, 2016 |
The second of two men charged in the 2014 carjacking and high-speed chase that killed a mother and her three children in North Philadelphia pleaded guilty Tuesday and was sentenced to 50 to 100 years in prison. Cornelius Crawford, 25, of Logan, apologized for his role in the events of July 25, 2014, which began when he and an accomplice carjacked and sexually assaulted a real estate agent, and ended at Allegheny and Germantown Avenues with the deaths of Keisha Williams and children Keiearra Williams, 15; Thomas Joseph Reed, 10; and Terrence Williams, 7. The speeding stolen Toyota 4Runner plowed into the family, which was selling fruit to raise money for a church.
February 22, 2016 |
A violent carjacker who posed as a police officer has been sentenced to more than 20 years in federal prison. Michael Green, 33, who has been identified as being from Philadelphia and Glenside, was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick to 20 years and eight months behind bars for the armed carjacking of three men, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced. On the night of Dec. 5, 2012, according to federal prosecutors, Green and an accomplice disguised themselves as police officers with fake police clothing, badges and guns.
February 5, 2016 |
The attorney representing a Logan man charged with carjacking an SUV and plowing it into a fruit stand in North Philadelphia, killing a mother and her three children, says his client is looking to strike a plea deal with prosecutors. Cornelius Crawford, 25, faces charges of murder, sexual assault, robbery, kidnapping, conspiracy, and related offenses in the July 2014 case. Prosecutors say he and Jonathan Rosa, 21, carjacked a real estate agent, sexually assaulted her, and drove her vehicle at high speed through North Philadelphia before the car lurched out of control at Allegheny and Germantown Avenues.
January 16, 2016 |
PITTSBURGH - Police here were searching for two young would-be carjackers who were foiled by a clutch. Police have been looking for the pair since Tuesday night, when one of them tapped on a driver's side window with a gun and signaled their intention. The two, wearing ski masks and black hoodies, ordered the 28-year-old driver out of his Subaru Forester and demanded money. When the victim said he had none, they demanded his cellphone and car keys. Police spokeswoman Emily Schaffer says when the victim told the suspect that the Subaru had a manual transmission the perpetrators decided they didn't want it and ran away.
November 13, 2015 |
WEDNESDAY WASN'T the first time Nathaniel Rodriguez allegedly used a gun to ambush and kidnap a terrified woman. In fact, police sources said Thursday night, he's accused of doing the same thing just five days earlier in almost the same location. Rodriguez, 40, was behind bars Thursday night, charged with aggravated assault, robbery, kidnapping, firearms violations and related offenses. The list of charges stems from an attack about 6 a.m. Wednesday, when he allegedly confronted a female doctor inside a parking garage on 8th Street near Delancey, across from Pennsylvania Hospital.
December 21, 2014 |
Bucks County prosecutors on Friday charged a Doylestown man with falsely reporting a carjacking Monday night, diverting police attention and resources from the manhunt for alleged mass killer Bradley Stone. Luke Sanderlin, 34, faces charges of risking a catastrophe, recklessly endangering another person, and making false reports to law enforcement, Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler said Friday. "We contend that he performed an enormous hoax that cost taxpayers a lot of money," Heckler said at a news conference Friday night.