NJSP, Port Authority Police seek public’s help in identifying suspect who stole vehicle from Lakewood and ran from police

The State Police and the Port Authority Port Authority of NY/NJ Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance identifying suspect for allegedly stealing a car from Lakewood.

On the morning of August 1, the male suspect allegedly stole a Toyota Sienna minivan from a residence in Lakewood. The suspect 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, NJ. The suspect had a brief encounter with a uniformed PAPD Officer prior to fleeing the area across multiple lanes of traffic on foot. The suspect then headed eastbound on Marginal Highway just south of Pleasant Avenue. The vehicle was recovered on scene and was returned to the registered owner.

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. He 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.

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