According to Bloomfield authorities, officers responded to 135 Bloomfield Avenue on a report of a stolen vehicle.
Police say the owner’s vehicle was parked in the fire lane with the car running while he entered a business to pick up his food order.
At this time, an African American male entered the vehicle and fled on Bloomfield Avenue.
According to police, surveillance video was reviewed and a picture of the suspect.
Upon further investigation, it was determined that the suspect was in the same food establishment as the victim.
Police say the suspect attempted to pay for his own food order using a counterfeit $50.00 bill, eventually paying with a legitimate $20.00 bill.
This incident is under investigation.