A man and woman driving along Watchung Avenue at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday were carjacked at gunpoint, Chatham Borough police said.
The man and woman, who were driving a black 2009 Maserati with license plate W76-CJX, were stopped at the traffic light at Fairmount and Watchung avenues when they were hit from behind by another car, according to Kevin O'Shea of the Chatham Borough Police Department.
The driver of the Maserati, a 20-year-old man, and the driver of the second car, a black Jeep Cherokee, exited the car to see if there was any damage. While they were inspecting the vehicles a second man exited the Jeep and pointed a silver handgun at the first driver and said, "Give me your car," O'Shea said.
The driver helped his 24-year-old female passenger out of the Maserati with the gun still pointed at them, then the two entered the two cars and drove toward Main Street.
O'Shea said there were no injuries in the carjacking.
The driver of the Jeep was described as a black male in his mid-20s, about 5 ft. 11 in. tall, 160 lbs. with a thin build. According to the police report, he was wearing a white baseball cap, a white polo shirt and shorts.
The passenger was described as a black male in his mid-20s, about 180 lbs. and muscular, wearing a black shirt and shorts.
Police believe the suspects followed the victims into Chatham Borough as they drove home from the Jersey City/Hoboken area.
O'Shea reminded residents to be aware of their surroundings and advised residents to call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest police station if they believe they are being followed or targeted for a crime. Anyone involved in an accident should remain inside the car, if it is safe to do so, and call the police. If you cannot stop safely O'Shea advised driving to a well-lit and populated area and calling police to advise them of the accident.
Police reminded residents that property can be replaced and robbery or carjacking victims should cooperate with the demands of the suspects, and to give a good description of the people and vehicles involved.