Two carjackings reported at two different Jersey City gas stations within minutes on Friday

JERSEY CITY – Two vehicles were stolen from two separate gas stations minutes apart from one another early Friday, officials said.


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According to police reports, at around 3:00 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Gulf gas station located at 183 12th Street on report of a carjacking. The victim stated the he parked his 2008 black 4-door Mercedes-Benz s550 in front of the gas station and got out of his running vehicle to throw out garbage.

According to the victim, a black Infinity vehicle with no license plate pulled up and one man ran towards the victims car, jumped in, and drove off. The victim ran towards his vehicle and attempted to get in the rear drivers side of the vehicle to stop the suspect but the suspect reversed and the victim fell from the vehicle. The victim stated that the vehicle was last scene heading east on 12th Street towards the Holland Tunnel. The suspect was described as a hispanic man, approximately 5’10”, built, with a beard, and wearing all black clothing. The victim stated he would be able to identify the suspect. The victim sustained a laceration to his right eye and scrapes to his right arm, hand, and knee. He was transported to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment. The gas station attendant stated that he observed the black Infinity occupied by three men and described the suspect who stole the Mercedes as a tall, built, light-skinned African-American or hispanic man with a beard.


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Just moments later, officers were dispatched to the Exxon has station located on 18th Street and Jersey Avenue on report of a stolen vehicle. When they arrived, they met with the victim who stated the vehicle was stolen from the parking lot while they went inside to buy a bottle of water. The victim had no idea who stole the vehicle or the direction of flight. Security cameras on scene may have captured the theft. Police are currently investigating.

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