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Police Seeking Public Assistance to ID Bike Thieves

The Jackson Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the suspects involved in the theft of a teenaged victim’s bike from the WaWa located in Manhattan Street Plaza on Bennetts Mills Road.

On Tuesday July 31, 2018 at approximately 7:47 pm, Police Officers Joe Pante and Cassie De La Torre responded to the WaWa on the report of a stolen bike. The teenaged victim reported that the bike had been stolen while he was inside the store.

Still photos of the suspects obtained from the store’s video surveillance are included with the release. The officers viewed the video which showed a newer model blue Dodge Ram 1500 pickup with several occupants pull up to the store at approximately 7:29 pm. The vehicle’s driver went into the store and made a purchase. He was described as a white male with light brown or blonde hair, wearing dark colored shorts and a dark colored tank top with a red and white striped logo on it. The driver returned to the vehicle, which remained parked at the store as the victim arrived on his bike at approximately 7:40 pm and left the bike in front of the store as he went inside. At approximately 7:41 pm, a rear seat passenger exited the vehicle, got on the bike and rode away. This suspect was described as a white male with dark hair, wearing dark colored shorts and a dark shirt with a small logo on it. The suspect and bike were last seen travelling on Manhattan Street heading in the direction of the Bennetts Mills Road intersection, the Ram 1500 pickup left the parking lot after the suspect rode away on the bike. The victim and responding officers checked the area for the bike and vehicle but were unable to locate them.

The bike was described as a Cult Gateway BMX with a silver body, black handlebars and orange tires, it was valued at $600.00.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspects is asked to contact the Jackson Police Department at 732-928-1111 or through the P3 Tips application.

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