Safer Holiday Shopping – Fatal carjacking

Four arrested in carjacking death of Hoboken resident

12/21/2013 Update:

Mug shots of Basim Henry, Hanif Thompson, Karif Ford, and Kevin Roberts.

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(Bail not high enough.)

Four men were arrested and charged with murder in the terrifying carjacking of a young New Jersey man in a mall parking lot, authorities said.

Bail was set at $2 million for Karif Ford, 31, Basim Henry, 32, and Kevin Roberts, 33, all of Newark, and Hanif Thompson, 29, of Irvington, in the point-blank shooting of Hoboken resident Dustin Friedland.

The quartet face murder, carjacking, conspiracy and weapons charges. The FBI and federal marshals arrested Henry in a hotel room in eastern Pennsylvania. Thompson was arrested in Irvington, NJ, after a swarm of cops used a battering ram to reach him, according to a report.

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four arrested in murder of Hoboken NJ resident Dustin Friedland

Hoboken man killed at Short Hills Mall – safer alternatives?

12/16/2013:

Condolences to the family of Hoboken resident Dustin Friedland, who was shot and killed in an apparent carjacking after shopping at Short Hills Mall.

Friedland, who once resided at 333 River Street, was out shopping with his wife when the murder took place. She was unharmed according to police.

When shopping at an upscale mall like Short Hills becomes a dangerous scenario – maybe more people should just shop online.

Stay safe, people!

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15 Comments on "Safer Holiday Shopping – Fatal carjacking"

joey maxim
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joey maxim

The couple came from Lakewood nj and bought a home in Hoboken..hope he didn’t have kids..what a crying shame…Lord have mercy…on the the guy…Never mind guns we will soon be waring body armor just to go up the street. what a shame and wasted of life.

animal_lover
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animal_lover

My condolences to the family. What can we do to protect ourselves?

Another of the same model SUV was car jacked on the same day in a neighboring town. Many years ago I had it engrained in me when traveling that I should keep as nondescript a profile as possible to not be targeted. That meant no camera, jewelry, late model car, etc. Also have to keep very alert to the surroundings.

One should never blame a victim but at the same time should take every bit of caution and prevention.

HomeTeam
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HomeTeam

Thank goodness for NJ’s strict gun laws. They keep us safe from bad people. This was just an anomaly.[quote comment=”222229″]My condolences to the family. What can we do to protect ourselves?Another of the same model SUV was car jacked on the same day in a neighboring town. Many years ago I had it engrained in me when traveling that I should keep as nondescript a profile as possible to not be targeted. That meant no camera, jewelry, late model car, etc. Also have to keep very alert to the surroundings.One should never blame a victim but at the same time should take every bit of caution and prevention.[/quote]

joey maxim
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joey maxim

Come on if the post was sarcastic keep in mind guns can be purchased anywhere..never never ever going to stop that..shhhhh if your bark your considered a racist..sympathy to the wife …Strict? your kidding. keep in mind each day is a gift.[quote comment=”222234″]Thank goodness for NJ’s strict gun laws. They keep us safe from bad people. This was just an anomaly.[/quote]

joey maxim
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joey maxim

Will the aclu ultra libs bring the race card into play? wow .where is rev Al? 4 on one take the car but don’t hurt anyone..So many malls to shop in ..Lord have mercy..[quote comment=”222234″]Thank goodness for NJ’s strict gun laws. They keep us safe from bad people. This was just an anomaly.[/quote]

MidnightRacer
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Based on what I’m hearing, the perps went for his wife, and he went to physically defend her, was shot several times and they took the car and fled. A person living in Newark saw the SUV and reported it. As found, it was full of used liquor containers not belonging to the owner.

Was at the mall yesterday, police stationed at every entrance/exit of the parking lots/garages, as well as vehicle patrols.

This might mean that if the same or new, or copy cat perps were to target people, they would see this and rather than approach within the garage, will follow you along the street and chose a spot there. This happened in my town where an exotic sports car was followed for 25 miles, and the perps jacked them at a stop light.

be careful out there, notice everything, have a plan

Hoboken1954A
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Hoboken1954A

My heart goes out to his family.
Sadly if & when these crimminals are caught there will be the usual pity them stories like they had no homelife, they were drunk or on drugs.
I agree with Dustin’s father shoot them the same way they shot Dustin, show NO Mercy…

abigail
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abigail

Why didn’t Dustin see this coming? Or did the assailants just jump out of a car at the last minute? I cannot imagine how this sprung up on anyone. Maybe they were distracted with all their bags of purchases? Or their false sense of security being Short Hills?

As much as I am saddened by the loss, I suspect more security and invasive technology coming next. Can’t decide what is worse. I don’t want license plate detectors, they are too big brother.

irishhobo
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irishhobo

Please don’t criticize the victim that isn’t hear to offer his side of the story. None of us truly know how we would react in that situation.

If you read the news reports, it was reported that the car was circling the lot. This all likely happened within a few seconds. “See this coming?” If someone has a gun, the balance of power is truly skewed. My guess is that he was trying to protect his wife who was in the car when he didn’t immediately hand over the keys and the car.

[quote comment=”222210″]Why didn’t Dustin see this coming? Or did the assailants just jump out of a car at the last minute? I cannot imagine how this sprung up on anyone. Maybe they were distracted with all their bags of purchases? Or their false sense of security being Short Hills?As much as I am saddened by the loss, I suspect more security and invasive technology coming next. Can’t decide what is worse. I don’t want license plate detectors, they are too big brother.[/quote]

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