The State Police and The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey are seeking the public’s assistance identifying suspect depicted in the sketch below for allegedly stealing a car.
Police say on the morning of August 1st, the male suspect allegedly stole a Toyota Sienna minivan from a residence in Lakewood then abandoned the vehicle at approximately 7:35 a.m. after becoming disabled on Interstate 495 near the exit ramp to Pleasant Avenue in Union City.
According to police, the suspect had a brief encounter with a uniformed PAPD Officer before fleeing the area across multiple lanes of traffic on foot where he then ran eastbound on Marginal Highway just south of Pleasant Avenue.
Police recovered the vehicle at the scene then returned it to the registered owner.
Police say the suspect is described as a 30-year-old dark-skinned male of thin build, approximately 5’10”, 150 pounds, with yellowing eyes and teeth, and short dark hair with twists and was last seen wearing dark colored jeans and a black tee-shirt with a white graphic. He also has a tattoo on the right side of his cheek.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Thomas Kemble of the Port Authority of NJ/NJ Police Department - Central Zone Detective Squad at 212-502-2225.