Short Hills Resident Assaulted During Carjacking of Porsche

Man was punched and robbed of his new car in the 800 block of Morris Turnpike Tuesday night.

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A man was carjacked of his new Porsche outside of his townhouse on Morris Turnpike Tuesday night, according to report from NJ.com.

The report states a man was outside of his townhouse in the parking lot when he was approached and punched in the back of the head around 9 p.m.

The man was not seriously hurt, according to the report. 

The vehicle has been described as a black Porsche Cayenne by authorities and has the customary temporary tags given to new cars, according to the report.

The carjacking occurred almost a month to the day after the death of Dustin Friedland, a Hoboken attorney, who was shot in the head in a parking lot at The Mall at Short Hills during the carjacking of his Range Rover on Dec. 15.

Authorities arrested four Essex County men between Dec. 20 and 21 and were charged in connection with the death of Friedland. The four men, Karif Ford, 31, Basim Henry, 32, and Kevin Roberts, 35 of Newark; and Hanif Thompson, 29, of Irvington, were charged with murder, felony murder, carjacking, conspiracy, possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose.

All four men pled not guilty on Jan. 8 in Superior Court.

janyne di biase January 16, 2014 at 09:47 AM
While self protection is a GOOD idea, I think that this problem is not going to go away. In regards to this car jacking, I have heard on the grape vine that there was a certain house in South Orange where one recently released prisoner had family. This house was known to have MANY cars parked in their yard. MANY. The day of the shooting POOF, all of the cars were all gone (so I was told). People need to report what they see. We need to protect each other too. Wasn't the home invasion perp a recently released prisoner as well?
Lawyer1 January 17, 2014 at 04:24 PM
Self protection is a good idea......it's the only idea and people need to get a grasp of it.....no one else is going to protect you or your loved ones...they can't even muster a rescue squad together in a dire life ending emergency. We're targets here in NJ....why is it 48 other states see it differently ? What are we waiting for more loss of innocent life ?
Lawyer1 January 21, 2014 at 09:11 AM
leo davenport February 04, 2014 at 12:15 AM
Wow, so what did the thief look like?
leo davenport February 04, 2014 at 12:18 AM
The social experiment has failed, these animals should not be allowed to roam free in our communities! Screw civil rights where are our rights!


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