Carjacker Attacks Seller, Takes Ride In R. Hill
Thinking he was about to close the deal on the sale of his SUV, a man was attacked by the purported buyer on a Richmond Hill street Sunday afternoon, June 2, who then took off with the victim’s ride, police reported.
Law enforcement sources said the carjacking took place at around 4:05 p.m. Sunday in the vicinity of 105th Street and 85th Avenue.
According to information obtained by authorities, the man came to the location to meet with the suspect about selling his Jeep Grand Cherokee. Reportedly, he had conversed with the suspect three weeks earlier about the transaction.
Police said the purported buyer- described as a black male standing 5’8″-tall and weighing 180 lbs.- came to the location on Sunday accompanied by a second individual, also described as a black male standing 5’11”-tall and weighing 190 lbs.
Reportedly, the purported buyer struck the seller in the head with a handgun, then-along with his cohort- fled from the scene inside the victim’s Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The incident was later reported to the 102nd Precinct. The victim suffered injuries which were not considered life-threatening.
As the Times Newsweekly went to press on Wednesday afternoon, no arrests were announced, and an investigation by the 102nd Precinct Detective Squad is ongoing.
Anyone with any information regarding the robbery that could prove helpful is asked to call the 102nd Precinct Detective Squad at 1-718-805-3212; all calls will be kept strictly confidential.