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Thief Carjacks Amazon Delivery Van, Kidnaps Driver in Paterson

By rlsmetro on

Police arrested a man following an Amazon delivery truck's carjacking in New Jersey on Thursday, which then turned into a kidnapping. 

According to a preliminary investigation, the delivery driver parked their truck near Straight Street and Fulton Street when the suspect approached, pushed the delivery driver into the vehicle, and got behind the wheel. 


The investigation revealed that the delivery driver attempted to jump out of the moving van several times but ultimately remained in the vehicle. At the same time, the suspect reached speeds of over 50 mph. 

The delivery driver then noticed two police officers nearby and was able to flag them down, and the officers followed after them.


During the chase, the truck turned onto railroad tracks but ultimately got stuck.

The side door of the Amazon Van was ripped off after colliding with an NJ Transit Bus. 

The suspect bailed from the vehicle and tried to run off, but police were able to take him into custody.