MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police have beefed up patrol after recent string of burglaries in Montclair. While patrolling along Harrison Avenue around 11p.m. on May 5, officers noticed a male walking down the street. After spotting detectives, he suddenly took off running.

Lt. David O'Dowd, of the Montclair Police Department, said, "Detectives were patrolling that area as a result of the recent burglary incidents we have been experiencing."  

He had been walking in the 100 block of Harrison Avenue at approximately 11:00pm. 

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O' Dowd added, "The suspect ran up Harrison and into a back yard in the area of Charles Street."  

Detectives observed that he had discarded some CDS/Marijuana on the ground as he fled. 

A perimeter was set up and the Sheriff's office K-9 units were called to assist, but were unsuccessful in locating the male in the vicinity of Harrison Avenue, Graham Terrace and Charles Street.

He was described as an African American male in his early 20’s, approximately 5’5” in height, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and jeans. 

There were no burglaries reported in that area.