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A court hearing was held for a career criminal who allegedly shot a tourist multiple times in Manhattan while attempting to steal his luxurious Richard Mille watch, valued at $450,000, Your Content has learned.
On March 18, Pierrick Jamaux, 33, was targeted and attacked as he exited an Uber in Midtown, suffering from five gunshot wounds.
Nathaniel Owens, 35, who was previously convicted of weapons charges in 2012 and was on parole, is the primary suspect in the case.
Owens made his appearance in court on Monday, where he faced charges of attempted murder. If convicted, he could be sentenced to a minimum of 20 years to life imprisonment.
In an interview Jamaux revealed that he believed he had been closely followed and surveilled for a significant period before the ambush took place.
During the incident, Jamaux was wearing a Richard Mille watch, renowned for its extravagant value.
This crime occurs amidst a surge in criminal activities in New York, with an alarming 42 percent increase in overall crime.