Parsippany man charged in carjacking attempt

delta_gasA Parsippany man was charged with attempted carjacking after he allegedly entered a car at the Delta Gas Station, 132 Route 46, BuddLake and threatened to kill the driver, Mount Olive Township police said.

Andrew Sichko, 36, 270 Baldwin Road, was charged with robbery, attempted robbery, attempted carjacking, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a syringe, and tampering with evidence.

On Sunday, September 29, at 10:32 a.m., police responded to the reported carjacking in the parking lot of the Delta Gas Station. Upon arrival on the scene, police learned that Sichko jumped into the passenger side of a vehicle that was stopped while filling up, and told the driver to drive or he would kill her. Sichko told the victim he had a knife and would use it if the victim was not cooperative, police said.

When the victim began to yell for help, Sichko exited the vehicle and ran behind the Days Inn Hotel.

Sicko was found behind the hotel and identified by the victim, according to police.

He was arrested and bail was set at $75,000 with a 10 percent option.

Sichko is being held in the Morris County in lieu of bail pending a court appearance.

Editors Note: A charge is merely an accusation, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.