WALDWICK — A borough man has admitted his role in a bar robbery and the subsequent carjacking of a taxi driver who was severely beaten and eventually dumped on the side of a road in New York.

Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say Jostin Reyes, 21, pleaded guilty Monday to carjacking, kidnapping and conspiracy to commit robbery. According to Acting US Attorney William E. Fizpatrick Reyes faces a possible life term when he's sentenced Aug. 2.

Authorities say Reyes and other conspirators robbed the Hawthorne bar of $200 in cash in December 2015. Some of them then hailed a taxi in Paterson and took it from the driver, who was forced into the back of the taxi.

The driver was struck in the head with a beer bottle and had his throat sliced with a knife before he was left on the roadway. He has recovered from his injuries.

Two defendants in the case have pleaded guilty to separate charges while three more are awaiting trial according to Fitzpatrick.

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