Cops: N.J. man arrested with stolen submachine gun

A New Jersey man was arrested after officers conducting a traffic stop allegedly found a stolen submachine gun inside his car, state police announced Friday.

Investigators said two troopers on patrol in Bridgeton City last Sunday pulled over a silver Dodge Caravan for failing to stop at a stop sign. While speaking with the driver, 25-year-old Raheem Jacobs, one of the officers allegedly saw the handle of a firearm sticking out from underneath the driver’s seat.

The officers removed Jacobs from the vehicle and recovered a .40-caliber submachine gun loaded with hollow point rounds, according to authorities. Jacobs was arrested and taken to the Bridgeton police station. There, troopers allegedly discovered the weapon had been stolen from Florida.

Jacobs’ vehicle was impounded and towed to state police headquarters in Buena Vista Township. Officials said a search warrant executed on the car Wednesday further resulted in the recovery of a .38-caliber revolver loaded with hollow point rounds and a high capacity magazine containing 29 .40-caliber rounds.

Jacobs is charged with possessing weapons for unlawful purposes, possessing prohibited weapons, possessing hollow point ammunition and receiving stolen property. He is imprisoned at the Cumberland County Jail on $100,000 full cash bail. 

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