Newark Police officials report that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Ricardo Larrosa, 60, in connection with an auto theft that occurred on Wednesday, July 27.
According to police, the suspect was observed on a surveillance camera cutting a padlock from the driveway gate of a residence in the 700 block of Ridge Street.
The suspect further had a tow truck remove the victim's vehicle, a 2005 Chevrolet Express van, and then sold the vehicle to a junkyard for parts.
Detectives investigating these incidents have identified Larrosa as a suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest on charges of auto theft, fencing, and criminal mischief.
Newark Police seek the public's help in quickly locating him as part of the investigation. Larrosa is described as 5'2" tall and 160 pounds with dark hair and brown eyes.
Newark Police officials urge anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Ricardo Larrosa to call the Police Division's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477).
All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.
Anonymous tips may also be made using the Police Division's website at https://npd.newarkpublicsafety.org/.