Man Steals Vehicle Left Running with Woman Inside in Irvington Township

Irvington's Mayor, The Honorable Tony Vauss continues to urge residents to refrain from leaving unattended vehicles running in the Township due to possible incidents of 'quick' and easy theft.

According to Mayor Vauss, in an incident that occurred late Saturday evening. At approximately 10:45 p.m., township police officers responded to reports of a crash in the vicinity of Lyons and Union avenues.

Mayor Vauss said police arrived and were told by a female victim that, while occupying the passenger seat of a running car and waiting for her friend to come out of the store, a black male suspect jumped in the driver seat and proceeded to drive off.

According to Mayor Vauss, the victim told the suspect to let her out, at which time, the man took his eyes off the road and looked in her direction then crashed into a parked car.

The impact of the collision causing the vehicle to roll over according to police.

Mayor Vauss said the suspected climbed out and sprinted away from the vehicle. Police say the woman managed to get out of the overturned vehicle before emergency responders arrived at the scene.

She was treated for minor injuries by EMS and released at the scene.

The matter is being investigated by the Irvington Police Detective Division.

Anyone with any information on the suspect can call Detective Granja at 973-399-6603