US attorney: Bronx men face life in prison for carjackings in Bronx and Yonkers
Two Bronx men have been arrested in a series of recent carjackings in the Bronx and Yonkers.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Diante Fernandes and Mark Francis lured victims to a location in Yonkers on Monday and Tuesday this week using an ad for a used car posted on Facebook Marketplace.
When the victims arrived, they were forced at gunpoint into the car they were considering buying.
The victims were then drove around the New York City area and were forced to withdraw money from bank accounts.
They were eventually left on the street and had their cars were stolen.
If convicted of all the charges, the two men face a maximum sentence of life in prison.