Police in Fort Lee recently arrested two men who allegedly committed a kidnapping in Georgia and then took the victim to New Jersey.
According to law enforcement officials, the suspects kidnapped the victim in Gwinnett County, Georgia, stole his car, and drove him all the way to NJ. The suspects were allegedly in the stolen vehicle with the victim when Port Authority cops pulled them over on the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, NJ.
NJ police were on the lookout for the suspects after getting a report from Georgia law enforcement that the victim was kidnapped and being taken to New Jersey. Family members of the victim alerted Gwinnett County police about the kidnapping and said that the suspects were driving a 2014 Toyota Camry on the NJ Turnpike.
When Port Authority police officers saw the vehicle and noticed the Georgia license plates, they conducted a traffic stop and placed the suspects under arrest on the westbound side of the GW Bridge.
The victim, a 39-year-old Georgia man, reportedly suffered a stab wound to his leg. He was treated for his wound at Englewood Hospital in Bergen County, New Jersey.
A search of the suspects’ vehicle reportedly led to the discovery of a loaded 9mm Glock handgun. The victim told detectives that the suspects threatened to shoot him with the firearm.
The two suspects, a 24-year-old Atlanta GA man and a 30-year-old Norcross GA man, face several criminal charges, including kidnapping, criminal restraint, carjacking, aggravated assault, and unlawful possession of a weapon.
After being arrested, the suspects were transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. They were being held at the jail on separate $2 million bail amounts.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Alleged Kidnappers Caught on George Washington Bridge.”