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Thief Steals Car Left Running in Hillside


Police in Hillside are searching for a man wanted for driving away in a vehicle left running at a gas station Hillside Thursday. 

At approximately 11:30 a.m., police were notified of a car theft in the 1300 block of Chestnut Avenue. 

Officers arrived and learned that two occupants of a 20212 Mercedes Benz left the car with the keys inside then entered the gas station's store. 

Hillside Police said a male suspect entered the car and sped away from the scene. 

Officials said several social media claims of a carjacking at that location were unfounded and not true. 

Residents are reminded never to leave keys in an unoccupied vehicle. 

The incident is under investigation.