STAFFORD - On Wednesday, Stafford Township Police arrested a man accused of attempting to rob vehicles in the Ocean Acres section.  

Wednesday morning, the police received a report of a male subject attempting to enter into vehicles in the Ocean Acres area of town. 

The investigation revealed that the victim had a video of the person on their Ring Doorbell security camera. The description from the Ring Doorbell app and helpful hints from the community, the police were able to quickly locate and arrest the man at the Route 9 bus stop in Manahawkin. 

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Jason Smith, 34 of Little Egg Harbor, was arrested and charged with Theft, Burglary, and Criminal Attempt. Officer Moslowitz was the arresting officer, with assistance from Officer Samaritano, Officer Pascale, Officer Jillson and the Neighbors App community! 

The department expressed appreciation for the assistance of the community.  Remember to lock vehicles at all times. This one simple step can be a huge deterrent for criminals.