Madison NJ police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding out who attempted to steal a vehicle in the borough.
Madison NJ police officers responded to a report that someone had stolen a car from a Prospect Place resident’s driveway. The resident told officers that the suspect had pulled up to his home in a dark-colored Infiniti. According to the resident, a man exited the vehicle and approached three (3) cars parked in the driveway. The man allegedly pulled on the door handles of two (2) cars before finding luck with the third car, a 2005 Chrysler sedan that was unlocked.
When the man got into the Chrysler sedan, the resident yelled at him, prompting the man to exit the sedan and flee the scene in the Infiniti. The resident told police that the man was wearing a dark hoodie and possibly a mask.
Auto theft in New Jersey is governed under N.J.S.A. 2C: 20-3. As set forth by the statute, theft of an automobile by unlawful taking may be classified as a third degree criminal offense. In this case, if the suspect is caught and convicted of third degree auto theft, he could face up to five (5) years in New Jersey State Prison.
Madison NJ police have asked that anyone with information about this incident get in touch with them at (973) 593-3012
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “Madison Police Seeking Info on Attempted Car Burglary.“