UPDATED: Four men from Newark and Irvington arrested in connection with Dustin Friedland's murder/carjacking
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Dustin Friedland's Facebook page.
Dustin Friedland's Facebook page.
ESSEX COUNTY -- The Essex County Prosecutor's Office announced early Saturday morning that four people had been arrested in connection with the carjacking and death of Hoboken resident Dustin Friedland a week ago Sunday.

Two men reportedly shot Friedland to death in the Short Hills Mall parking lot, where he and his wife Jamie Schare Friedland had just returned after shopping. The men reportedly ordered Jamie Friedland out of the car and stole the car, which they later abandoned in Newark.

The Friedlands own a condo on Park Avenue in Hoboken.

A funeral was held for Friedland, 30, an attorney, on Wednesday.

The prosecutors held a press conference on Saturday morning to discuss the arrests.

From late Friday through the wee hours of Saturday morning, the police arrested four men, two of whom were allegedly involved in transporting the criminals to and from the scene of the murder.

All four were charged with murder, conspiracy, and several other counts.

Those charged were three Newark men -- ages 31, 32, and 33 -- and a 31-year-old man from Irvington. Three of them were arrested at homes in New Jersey, while one was collared by the FBI at a hotel in Easton, Pa.

The suspects were captured due to "good old fashioned police work" and tips from the public, said Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray.

She said that the crime occurred because the suspects were looking for a pricy Range Rover to steal.

Jamie Schare Friedland issued a statement saying, "We are very grateful to the Essex County Police and all of the local authorities for pursuing this so vigorously."

The Associated Press reported, "There were 416 carjackings last year in Essex County, a 44 percent increase from 2010. Nearly 300 carjackings were reported through July 31 of this year."
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December 22, 2013
How is this not a hate crime?

The newspapers report this as "They went to the Mall looking for a particular vehicle to steal"


That piece sounds very much like the Essex County Prosecutor's office is trying to quash the fact that this was clearly a hate crime.

I mean, after seeing their names, it's apparent that these thugs share an interest in the "Muslim way" and let's face it, Dustin had "I'm Jewish" written all over him..poor soul.

Who knows if these creeps tagged him inside, based on his appearance, and called on the gang to knock him off when he went to his car?

Seriously, this angle has to be investigated..

Any Jewish backed organization, reporting agency or local community leader that doesn't push for this angle to be PROPERLY explored is choosing political correctness over any search for truth.

They went looking for a White Jewish guy and not a Range Rover!