20 years for Dobbs Ferry carjacker

A New York City man who carjacked an elderly man in Dobbs Ferry on New Years’ Day will serve 20 years in state prison for the crime.

The carjacker, 29-year-old Fatmir Dajbabic, (left) was on parole for a 2002 robbery conviction when he committed the carjacking and other robberies in December 2009,  according to the Westchester County District Attorney’s office.

He is already is serving a 12- to 15-year sentence for robbery in New York City. The new sentence, handed down last week by Westchester County Judge Susan Cacace, will effectively add five years onto his prison term.

Dajbabic, 29, had pleaded guilty to  first-degree robbery for the Jan. 1 carjacking near a Getty service station at 420 Broadway.

According to the Westchester County District Attorney’s office, Dajbabic got into a car driven by a 73-year-old man, held a gun to the man’s right temple, ordered him to stop on Transvall Avenue and get into the back seat.

The man stopped the car but escaped. Dajbabic chased him down and put his hand over the man’s mouth to stop him from yelling. When the victim fell, Dajbabic hit hit him on the back of the head, ran back to the car and drove off.

The victim called police from a nearby house.

Before stealing the man’s car, prosecutors said, Dajbabic had approached a 26-year-old pregnant woman at the gas station and asked for directions. When he showed her a gun tucked in his waistband, the woman began yelling that she could not help him. Dajbabic walked away and the woman immediately called police.

Dajbabic was arrested in Brooklyn later that day in connection with several unrelated robberies. According to the Westchester District Attorney’s office, Dajbabic admitted to New York City police detectives that he carjacked a man in Dobbs Ferry that day.

Dajbabic has a pending armed robbery case and is facing other felony charges in the Bronx.