STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Police Department is looking for help identifying a man vandalizing five businesses on Sunday, October 13.
The first incident took place Sunday at 11:50 p.m. an unknown white male wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, baggy gray colored sweatpants, gray sneakers with dark trim and light colored soles. He also had a distinct gray backpack with black trim. He began by burglarizing the Mama Maria’s Pizzeria, located at 1116 Route 9 in Staffordville.
A short time later, the same person moved north and burglarized the shopping plaza located at 25 South Main Street in Manahawkin. He forced entry into Jersey Mikes, the Asian Gourmet, Andy’s Pizzeria, and an abandoned store front.
The man approached the rear of the businesses on a dark colored mountain bike with reflectors on the wheels, before forcing entry to each rear door and removing an undisclosed amount of cash from each of the cash registers.
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This suspect is also believed to be the same suspect who committed multiple commercial burglaries in the Little Egg Harbor area on October 08, 2019.
Any persons with any information regarding this case may contact Detective Drew Smith of the Stafford Township Police Department at Dsmith@staffordpolice.org or (609)597-1189 ext. 8435