EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department issued a follow-up report today regarding the search for the black Dodge Charger that they were looking for last Tuesday. The search for suspects has been extended to New York City and Pennsylvania. The individuals involved in the "smash and grab" operation were already known in those locations.
On February 11, 2020 at approximately 2:15 pm, patrol units responded to Kohl’s, 333 HY 18, on the report of a Shoplifting and Criminal Mischief where the suspects used hammers to smash out the jewelry display cases and remove jewelry.
The investigation revealed that three (3) suspects, two (2) males and a female, entered the store while a fourth remained in a vehicle parked in front of Kohl’s, says a report issued by the EBPD today.
Carrying tote bags, the suspects walked directly to the jewelry display cases where both of the male suspects utilized hammers to break the display cases and remove the jewelry inside, while the female suspect took items in the area of the display cases.
After taking the merchandise, all three suspects exited the store and entered a black Dodge Charger which fled the area southbound on HY 18.
The value of the stolen jewelry is approximately $157,000.00, with the damage to the display case valued at over $2,000.00.
Utilizing the interior surveillance footage and still shots of the incident, Detective Alex Danese, with the assistance of the NYPD and police departments from Pennsylvania and Delaware, was able to positively identify the two male suspects as Andrew Joyner, 35, and Garry Dunbar, 23, both of Brooklyn, NY.
Information received from the assisting agencies identified Joyner and Dunbar as being responsible for similar crimes within the New York City area as well as other states throughout the northeast.
Joyner and Dunbar were both charged with Shoplifting, Conspiracy to Commit Shoplifting, Criminal Mischief and warrants were issued for both.
Investigation is continuing in an attempt to identify the female suspect as well as the driver.