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Thief Steals Marked Police Car in Newark


Police have a suspect in custody after a theft of a patrol vehicle in Newark this afternoon. 

At approximately noon, a suspect entered a police vehicle left running near 1411 McCarter Highway and sped away. 

Police said the suspect headed northbound on NJ-21 and somehow became disabled near milepost 8.6 in Nutley. 


The suspect was taken into custody on the highway when officers came across the car on the shoulder of the road.  

No vehicles were struck or damaged  and a pursuit did not occur, according to reports. 

A crime scene unit have been requested to both locations while officers transport the unidentified male back to the police precinct.