TOTOWA, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities in New Jersey have busted an international carjacking ring, in which suspects are accused of targeting drivers along Route 17.
Acting New Jersey Attorney General John Hoffman announced the charges against 21 people on Wednesday.
As CBS2’s Christine Sloan reported, the suspects alleged targeted luxury vehicles in both New Jersey and New York.
As WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported, the thieves mostly targeted luxury cars in suburban communities between Monmouth County in New Jersey and Rockland County in New York.
In particular, authorities said the suspects targeted towns in Bergen County, New Jersey, CBS2’s Christine Sloan reported.
“The criminals in this ring scouted golf courses, pricey restaurants, malls and suburban driveways,” Hoffman said.
They allegedly stole an assortment of high-end vehicles – including Bentleys and Range Rovers, Mercedes Benzes and BMWs – and for illegal shipment in containers to West Africa.
A total of 21…
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