3 New Jersey carjackers arrested after stealing ride with flat tire

Their carjacking conspiracy fell flat.

A trio of hapless Brooklyn crooks were arrested in New Jersey on Wednesday after police said they stole a woman’s car – only to find the vehicle had a flat tire and wouldn’t get her very far.

According to a statement from the Englishtown Police Department, a woman was sitting in her 2015 Mazda 3 in the parking lot of a Walgreens on Gordons Corner Road at 9am when three men approached and forced her out of the vehicle.

Cops said the carjackers sped away and headed east on Gordons Corner Road toward Route 9 — still unaware of a critical flaw in the car they just stole.

“Unknown to the attackers at this time, the victim was awaiting assistance from AAA to replace a flat tire that had just occurred on their vehicle,” police wrote.

Pictured is a Walmart parking lot where a woman was mugged by three men in Englishtown, New Jersey.
A woman was ambushed in the parking lot of the Walmart in Englishtown, New Jersey by three men who didn’t realize her Mazda had a flat tire.
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Meanwhile, the owner of the malfunctioning Mazda 911 called to report the carjacking, prompting a quick police response.

Upon entering the city of Manalapan, the young car thieves found the Mazda immobilized and pulled into the parking lot of a local synagogue — just half a mile from the crime scene.

Police soon arrived and arrested all three suspects who allegedly confessed to stealing the car.

Rayj Durant, 20, Tyler Lares, 18, and Hazma Williams, 19, all from Brooklyn, have each been charged with carjacking, larceny, larceny and conspiracy. Williams was also charged with obstructing the arrest.

The picture shows a road where the crooks drove away - until they realized that the car had a flat tire and had to stop.
The crooks drove off in the stolen Mazda and headed east on Gordons Corner Road, but only made it half a mile before they were forced to stop.
News12 New Jersey

They were being held at the Monmouth County Jail ahead of a hearing.

All three are also under investigation for other crimes that police said took place in the area before the botched carjacking.

Police said the Mazda owner was not injured in the robbery.

https://nypost.com/2022/12/01/3-nj-carjackers-busted-after-stealing-ride-with-flat-tire/ 3 New Jersey carjackers arrested after stealing ride with flat tire

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