Bloomfield Police have announced the arrest of Rasheed Hilton, 30, Bloomfield in connection with a carjacking that occurred on August 4.
Police report that officers received a call of car theft in progress from the Davey Street apartment complex. The victim and owner of the car observed Hilton in the process of stealing his vehicle which was running, had the keys in the ignition and the door open.
According to Police, as Hilton entered the vehicle and attempted to drive away, the victim jumped on the hood of the vehicle to prevent the theft. Hilton proceeded to drive the vehicle away with the victim on the hood of the car and head towards Belleville Avenue.
Police say that this incident was observed by an off-duty NJ Transit Police Officer who called 9-1-1 and supplied communications with details and direction of travel of the vehicle.
A Bloomfield Officer working an authorized construction detail observed the vehicle as it approached JFK Drive and Belleville Avenue.
The officer was able to conduct a motor vehicle stop and make an arrest. Hilton was arrested and charged with carjacking