Police & Fire

Robbery Suspect Flees Getaway Car After Fiery Wreck in Short Hills

Burnt out car remains from the crash in Short Hills Credits: Ellen Dickson

SHORT HILLS, NJ - The afternoon calm along Route 124 in Short Hills was broken when police responded to a report of a vehicle on fire. Police investigating found that a robbery suspect in a 2006 Mercedes Benz fled the mall parking lot after the driver, Marquis Dixon stole a $500.00 necklace from an individual he met through an app.

As Dixon fled the car he was driving hit another vehicle on Route 124 and careened into a tree where it caught fire. While attempting to flee the scene, Dixon got into a physical altercation alongside the roadway with the victim of the original necklace theft.

A short time later, the Millburn Police Department located and arrested Dixon for robbery, assault by auto and several motor vehicle offenses. 

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