A Montville woman and her sister-in-law were
putting up a garage sale sign Thursday night at the intersection of Route 202 and Interstate 287
when her car was stolen.
The car has not yet been found, according to the
police report and $60 in cash and $1,498 in miscellaneous items were in the
stolen car as well, according to police.
The thief is described as a tall and thin Hispanic man with dark hair and facial hair wearing black Adidas pants with red stripes and a black top. The incident happened a little before 9:30 p.m.
The Changebridge Road resident got out of
her silver 2011 Acura RDX near the southbound ramp of I-287 to put up a yard
sale sign by the ‘Montville’ sign.
She needed help so her sister-in-law got out of the passenger side, police said. While walking toward the ‘Montville’ sign, a “person jumped into the driver’s side of her car and made an abrupt U-turn while (one of the women) chased on foot,” Officer Robert Szczur said in his police report.
The car thief went onto I-287 South. One of the women waved down a man standing at the light and told him that her car was just stolen, so that man followed her car. However, he lost sight of the stolen car on I-80 eastbound in Parsippany.
East Orange Police and Newark Police were alerted of the incident.
Including the car, the total value of items stolen is $41,558.