According to Paramus Police, on Tuesday, September 14, at approximately 9:22 p.m., the Paramus Police Department responded to door ten at the Garden State Plaza Shopping Mall for a carjacking report.
Upon arrival, officers said they spoke to the victims, both 30-year-old men from Jersey City.
Police said the victims reported that while exiting the mall, they observed a male sitting on a light post stanchion near their vehicle.
When the pair got to their 2020 Mercedes 4-door G-Wagon, police said the suspect ran over to them and produced a black handgun.
According to police, the suspect demanded the keys to the car in which the victims complied with.
Police say the suspect sped from the scene in the Mercedes.
Authorities described the assailant as a black male, who has a thin build, approximately 6’3” in height.
Police say the suspect wore a black sweatshirt and grey sweat pants and a black color face mask.
Ironically, the Paramus Police Department, assisted by the New Jersey State Police Auto Theft Task Force, has recovered the stolen Mercedes in Jersey City.
Police said they also seized another vehicle that was involved in the carjacking.
Detectives of the Paramus Police Department and State Auto Crime Task Force are currently investigating this incident.
The Paramus Police Department reminds area residents and shoppers to be aware of their surroundings when exiting and entering their vehicles and that suspicious activity should be reported to the police immediately.