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West Orange Robbery Suspect Captured on Video; Police Seek Public's Assistance

By CYNTHIA CUMMING

November 29, 2012 at 10:34 AM

WEST ORANGE, NJ -  West Orange police need the public’s help locating and identifying a man suspected of burglarizing a Main Street restaurant. The incident is captured on surveillance video. Investigators believe the suspect is involved in approx. 150 other burglaries over a two-year span throughout the state.

A security camera captured the burglary to #1 Chinese Kitchen at 46 Main Street, which occurred at approximately 4:30am on November 18.

A black male entered the restaurant by smashing the lower portion of the glass front door and crawling through the opening. Once inside the establishment the actor removed a locked cash drawer, which was empty. Surveillance video revealed the actor was in the restaurant for approximately 15 minutes before exiting.

Suspect Description:

  • Black male
  • Approx. 5’8” to 6’ tall
  • Mid 30’s to early 40’s
  • Mustache and beard
  • Medium to heavy build
  • According to investigators, the suspect may have committed approximately 150 burglaries over the past two years throughout the state and is wanted by at least ten other police departments.

Any agency with similar incidents or information regarding the actor can contact Det. Diaz at 973-325-4020 or ediaz@westorange.org.

To see the surveillance video from the restaurant, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJkISq3VvDw