Middlesex County News

EBPD: Unlocked Cars Provide Access to Thief

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department has made arrests following the robbery of items from unlocked cars near the intersection of Summerhill Road and Old Stage Road this week.  Credit cards were used to make purchases at local retailers.

During the overnight hours between Friday, February 23, 2018 and Saturday, February 24, 2018, numerous unlocked vehicles in the area of Summerhill Road and Old Stage Road were entered and change, cell phones, gift cards and credit cards were stolen. 

One victim who had credit cards stolen was notified by the credit card company that one of the cards was used at 7-Eleven, 111 Main Street, at approximately 5:10 am on February 24. 

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Video surveillance from the store produced a suspect.  At approximately 1 pm on the 24th, the same victim contacted police headquarters and advised that his stolen credit card was currently being used at Macy’s in the Brunswick Square Mall. 

Patrol units responded to Macy’s and located the suspect that was observed on the 7-Eleven video surveillance.  Mark Kraft, 32, of Sayreville, NJ, was found in possession of the stolen credit card, merchandise he had purchased and heroin. 

Kraft was charged with four counts of burglary to a motor vehicle, two counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, credit card theft, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Kraft was remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center. 

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