Newark New Jersey police are trying to find the suspect behind a series of thefts from parked cars.
According to authorities, the same person is probably responsible for all of the thefts. The suspect allegedly managed to break into several motor vehicles that had been parked on Morris Avenue in Newark, NJ.
After the latest theft incident, detectives with the Newark Police Department investigated and obtained video surveillance images of the suspect walking in the area of the car that was broken into. Newark NJ police later released the surveillance photographs of the suspect in the hopes that doing so might spark the investigation.
Law enforcement has not yet been able to determine the identity of the suspect. If investigators can figure out who the suspect is, he would probably be charged with theft of movable property and face severe criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3(a), a person who unlawfully takes property valued at greater than $500 can be charged with a third degree felony and potentially sentenced to 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Newark police has asked for the public’s help with the investigation. Anyone with information about the suspect or the alleged theft incidents should contact the Newark Police CrimeStoppers tip line at 877-NWK-TIPS or 877-NWK-GUNS.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Cops Seek Public’s Help after Series of Thefts in Newark.”