March 15, 2013 |
A 21-year-old Camden man charged in an earlier double homicide admitted Wednesday that he was the gunman in a fatal 2011 casino carjacking in Atlantic City. Phillip L. Byrd of Camden pleaded guilty in Superior Court in Atlantic County to felony murder in the death of Sunil Rattu, 28, of Old Bridge, N.J., and the shooting of Radha Ghetia, 24, of Parlin, N.J. Byrd and two other Camden men were charged with murder in the robbery and gunpoint carjacking of Rattu and Ghetia in the Trump Taj Mahal casino garage around 8 a.m. Sept.
February 22, 2013 |
Authorities were searching Thursday for a man suspected of committing two carjackings and two attempts in Camden and Collingswood within about 15 minutes Wednesday. Between 5:15 and 5:30 p.m., the man demanded that a nurse at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden hand over her car keys as she walked to a parking lot, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and Camden and Collingswood police. The woman refused twice and continued walking toward a shuttle bus for hospital staff.
February 14, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - There was no question. The man standing before Rick Heltebrake on a rural mountain road was Christopher Dorner. Clad in camouflage from head to toe and wearing a bulletproof vest packed with ammunition, the most wanted man in America over the last week was just a few feet away, having emerged from a grove of trees holding a large, assault-style rifle. As teams of officers who had sought the fugitive ex-Los Angeles police officer since last week were closing in, Dorner pointed the gun at Heltebrake and ordered him to get out of his truck.
February 3, 2013 |
The last three of the four Philadelphia men who carjacked and killed a Russian immigrant were sentenced Friday to state prison. The men kidnapped Lyudmila Burshteyn, 57, from Philadelphia on Sept. 2, 2009, pistol-whipped her, and shot her in a secluded field in Mansfield Township, Burlington County. Robby Willis, 29, received life plus 40 years, while Marcus White, 29, got life plus 10 years. A jury convicted the two last year of murder and other charges. Kareem Harrison, 22, who earlier pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter and then testified against the others, got 30 years.
November 29, 2012
A Clementon man was charged Wednesday in two carjackings committed in the last two weeks in Camden County. George Meyers, 43, was arrested by Lindenwold police after he tried to hijack two vehicles at knifepoint early Wednesday, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said. He has been charged with kidnapping and carjacking. Further charges are expected. About 8:40 a.m. Nov. 14, Meyers, with a box cutter, approached a driver at a traffic light at Branch Avenue and Blackwood-Clementon Road in Pine Hill, authorities said.
June 10, 2012 |
Police say a group of masked teenagers carjacked a woman Thursday night in the Cherry Hill Mall parking lot. Around 10:15 p.m., a 41-year-old woman from Cherry Hill, and a 36-year-old woman from Mount Royal, were walking to their cars after having dinner at Season 52, when four young men in masks and dark clothing approached, said Detective Sgt. Joseph Vitarelli. One of suspects pointed a handgun at the women, demanding their car keys, cell phones and purses, police said.
June 5, 2012 |
A Camden man who pleaded not guilty last week in connection with a fatal Atlantic City casino carjacking in September was arraigned today in other fatal shootings two months earlier. Phillip L. Byrd, 21, is charged in the deaths of Camden residents Antwan Brown and Travon Kinard, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said. The men were shot in the head on the evening of July 26, 2011, as they sat in a Pontiac Grand Prix on the 1100 block of Mechanic Street, according to officials.