Cops: carjacker crashes cab in NJ - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Cops: carjacker crashes cab in NJ

Posted: Updated:
A carjacked cab was crashed into a supermarket on Broad Avenue in Leonia, NJ. (MyFoxNY) A carjacked cab was crashed into a supermarket on Broad Avenue in Leonia, NJ. (MyFoxNY)
Brian Ambrose, 40, is accused of carjacking a cab on Manhattan's West Side. Brian Ambrose, 40, is accused of carjacking a cab on Manhattan's West Side.
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A man carjacked a taxi cab in New York City before crashing the vehicle in Leonia, New Jersey, said police.

Brian Ambrose, 40, is accused of punching the cabbie in the face and dragging him out before stealing the taxi at Eighth Avenue and West 23rd Street at about 7:20 a.m.

"A female in the backseat noticed something was wrong with the man and she jumped out. The carjacker went north on the West Side Highway," said Leonia Police Lt. Thomas Rowe.

After crossing the George Washington Bridge into Palisades Park and Leonia, the driver jumped a sidewalk on Broad Avenue and crashed into a supermarket and traffic signal.

The GPS location from the cab was provided to police by the Taxi and Limousine Commission and pinpointed the driver's location to Broad Avenue and Crescent Street.

Amrbose attempted to flee on foot but was tackled by officers and arrested, said Lowe.

Two Palisades Park police officers suffered minor injures.

A sergeant with the Leonia Police Dept. was injured while processing Ambrose after he allegedly head-butted the officer, said Lowe.

 

 

  • New Jersey NewsNew Jersey NewsMore>>

  • Manchester police officers successfully help deliver baby with wrapped cord

    Manchester police officers successfully help deliver baby with wrapped cord

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:13:53 GMT
    As he tried to assist in the delivery of a newborn, Manchester Officer Joseph Fastige noticed the umbilical cord was wrapped around the child’s neck. He was able to get his fingers around the cord and safely unwrapped it. That quick-thinking - and perhaps life-saving - move was one of several Manchester officers made when they delivered a newborn child last week.
    As he tried to assist in the delivery of a newborn, Manchester Officer Joseph Fastige noticed the umbilical cord was wrapped around the child’s neck. He was able to get his fingers around the cord and safely unwrapped it. That quick-thinking - and perhaps life-saving - move was one of several Manchester officers made when they delivered a newborn child last week.
  • Top 20 schools in New Jersey

    Top 20 schools in New Jersey

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:11:21 GMT
    Patch has listed the top 20 schools listed on U.S. News and World Report's rankings of the top high schools in the nation. The rankings include data on more than 19,400 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. US. News and World Report has released its rankings of the top high schools in the nation.
    ?Patch has listed the top 20 schools listed on U.S. News and World Report's rankings of the top high schools in the nation. The rankings include data on more than 19,400 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. US. News and World Report has released its rankings of the top high schools in the nation.
  • Weather conditions ripe for brush fires in NJ

    Weather conditions ripe for brush fires in NJ

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:08:34 GMT
    Forecasters have issued a red flag warning and fire weather watch for most of New Jersey.
    Forecasters have issued a red flag warning and fire weather watch for most of New Jersey.
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices