Cedar Grove Police Seek Two Women in Connection to Purse and Credit Card Theft at Pompton Avenue Foodtown
CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Police are asking the public's assistance in identifying two suspects who are wanted in connection with stealing a purse yesterday in the township, and then using the owner's credit cards later on at multiple stores at Willowbrook Mall, in Wayne.
The incident took place at about 5:21pm at Foodtown Supermarket, located on Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove.
According to Chief Richard Vanderstreet, Foodtown's surveillance video shows a younger female taking a purse from a shopping cart when the victim had her back turned. She then is seen immediately leaving the store in the company of an older female carrying a toddler.
Once she discovered the theft, the owner of the purse alerted authorities and then soon after contacted her credit card companies who informed her that the cards had just been used at three different locations at the mall. Officers responded to the mall area but were unable to locate the suspects.
Additionally, investigators determined that the pair left the Foodtown parking lot traveling in a large black Sport Utility Vehicle believed to Chevrolet.
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Anyone with information about the incident or the suspect is asked to contact Cedar Grove Police Detective Michael Tower at 973-239-4100.
Cedar Grove Police Department
Chief Richard Vanderstreet
525 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009