North Arlington NJ Man Accused of Stealing Work Van after Being Fired
Law enforcement recently apprehended a North Arlington NJ man accused of stealing his boss’ work van and traveling on the Garden State Parkway in Hazlet NJ.
The victim of the car theft, the suspect’s former employer, called the Howell Township Police Department around 1:30 p.m. to let them know about the auto theft. Howell police then notified NJ State Police, with troopers subsequently being put on alert and told to look out for the stolen vehicle. It was believed that the suspect was traveling on the GSP in the stolen motor vehicle.
According to the victim, the suspect was terminated from his employment and then allowed to go to a work van to retrieve his personal belongings. However, the suspect allegedly took the work van and sped off, prompting the 911 call.
The suspect was eventually spotted on the GSP, driving near the highway’s milepost 116 in Hazlet, New Jersey.
Police officers stopped the suspect and then arrested him. The 47-year-old suspect, who resides in North Arlington, was charged with the very serious theft offense of receiving stolen property.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was issued a summons to appear in court. He was later released on his own recognizance.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article, “N.J. Man Charged with Stealing Former Boss’s Van.”