Giants rookie receiver reportedly a victim of a carjacking

CLIFTON, N.J. -- New York Giants rookie wide receiver Tim Carter was carjacked at gunpoint by two men who drove him around for four hours and stole his car, cash and jewelry, The Record of Bergen County reported Tuesday.

The 23-year-old Carter, who played in five games this season before rupturing his Achilles' tendon, was robbed after leaving a movie theater late Sunday night, the newspaper said.

Carter, who was not hurt in the robbery, left the theater around midnight and was confronted by two men as he hobbled on crutches toward his car. One of the men stuck a gun in Carter's ribs and said, "Get in the car and give me the keys," Detective Capt. Robert Rowan told the newspaper.

Carter handed over his keys and was pushed into the car as several bystanders called 911 to report the carjacking. The men then drove through Newark and several other nearby towns before they apparently used Carter's ATM card to get cash at a bank.

The men also took jewelry worth thousands of dollars, including a gold necklace and bracelet, and Carter's credit cards were used to make purchases at several convenience stores. The men eventually dropped him off around 3:30 a.m. and gave him $40 before driving off.

Carter took a taxi back to Clifton and immediately went to the police station to report the robbery.

Carter, a second-round draft pick out of Auburn, is out for the season because of the Achilles' injury he sustained Nov. 10 against the Minnesota Vikings.

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