At about 1:30 AM (this morning) on September 19th, two men, one armed with a rifle attempted to carjack a 46 year old woman in front of her home on Wolf Place.
As the victim arrived home from work she was approached by two men. One of the men pointed a rifle at the woman and told her to get on the ground. The subject then took her purse and shook its contents onto the ground, including the keys to her 2006 BMW 750. The subjects demanded she give them her keys. When they realized they had lost them after shaking the purse they forced the victim to find the keys to the car or they would shoot her. However, she was unable to locate them and told the subjects that repeatedly while pleading for her life. At this time, the victim's 70 year old mother looked out the window of the home and saw the incident unfolding. She then opened the front door to help her daughter when the man with the rifle pointed it at her and told her to get back inside the house which she did. A short time later the victim's mother opened the door again, thinking the men had left. However, one of them ran toward the door. Just after the mother closed the door one of the subjects kicked it open. Then both suddenly fled on foot in an unknown direction; likely after hearing Hillside police arriving.
The two subjects are described only as two black males, one wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white writing and the other wearing a light beige or white colored shirt.
Union County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for the arrest and indictment of the persons responsible. Anyone with information is urged to call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tipline at (908) 654-TIPS, send a text message to "UCTIP" at 274637 (CRIMES) or via the Crime Stoppers website at www.uctip.org. All tips are kept anonymous and confidential.
People with information regarding the crime are also urged to contact the Hillside police detective bureau at 973-926-5800.
Det. Lieutenant Vincent Ricciardi, Press Spokesman/PIO