As the member began following, the vehicle came to an abrupt stop, the doors opened, and several occupants ran from it.
The Shomrim member then phoned the police, who quickly determined that the vehicle had been stolen. The vehicle was subsequently returned to its rightful owner.
An investigation into the car theft is continuing.
Lakewood Shomrim thanks its dedicated member who spotted the stolen vehicle, and the Lakewood Police Department who ensured a speedy resolution to the incident.