The following press release was provided by the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.
A Clementon man is in custody in connection with a rash of carjackings in Camden County.
The suspect, George Meyers, M/43, was arrested in Lindenwold Wednesday morning shortly after attempting two more carjackings. He is charged with two counts of Kidnapping and four counts of Carjacking. Further charges are expected.
The first incident took place about 8:40 a.m. on November 14, 2012, in Pine Hill, at West Branch Avenue and Blackwood roads.
It is alleged Meyers approached an older driver stopped at a traffic light with a box cutter, got in his vehicle and forced him to drive to North Camden to buy heroin. Meyers is also accused of taking the victim’s cell phone and $400.
About 7 a.m. on November 24, another incident occurred in Clementon.
Again, an older driver was approached while stopped at a traffic light, this time at Gibbsboro and Blackwood roads, and it is alleged Meyers, carrying a knife, forced his way into the car. He took $100 from the driver and ordered him to drive to 8th and Erie streets in Camden, where he got out of the vehicle.
Meyers is accused of attempting to hijack two other passenger vehicles Wednesday morning about 9:30 a.m., though neither attempt was successful.
He is accused of approaching a female driver at a Wawa on 10th Avenue in Lindenwold and entering her car. The woman got out of the car and screamed and Meyers ran.
He then attempted to get in another vehicle at Laurel Avenue and Blackwood Clementon Road, also in Lindenwold, but the female driver of that vehicle struggled with him and he fled. Meyers was armed with a knife in both incidents.
He was arrested by Lindenwold Police shortly after. Meyers was transported to the Camden County Jail Wednesday.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.