Three Teens Arrested After Allegedly Carjacking Lyft Driver in Atlantic City

Police have arrested Shawn McCann, 18, Talibah McCoy, 19, and a 16-year-old boy who are accused of carjacking a Lyft Driver Monday evening.

According to authorities, on Dec. 17th, at approximately 6:31 pm, patrol officers responded to the 200 block of Melrose Avenue for a report of an assault.

Upon arrival, Officer Ozriel Martin spoke to the victim, a 22-year-old Lyft Driver from Burlington City, who told police that he was assaulted, sprayed with mace, and thrown from the car by his five passengers, which included four males and a female. The suspects then fled in his vehicle.

Police say the victim was transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, for treatment.

A detective investigating the case was notified that Little Egg Harbor patrolman Erica Bonfiglio spotted the stolen vehicle in their jurisdiction and subsequently arrested the occupants on Dec. 18th at approximately 1:56 a.m.

Police charged McCann with Robbery, carjacking, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, aggravated assault, employing a juvenile in the commission of a crime, and theft. While officials charged McCoy, with Robbery, carjacking, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, aggravated assault, employing a juvenile in the commission of a crime, and theft.

Authorities say McCann and McCoy were both remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

The 16-year-old juvenile was charged with Robbery, carjacking, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, aggravated assault, and theft. He was remanded to the Harborfields Detention Facility.

Detectives are continuing their investigation in an attempt to identify two other male suspects.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766 or text anonymously to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD.