VERONA, NJ – Verona Police have identified 63-year-old Charles Denmon of Elizabeth as the suspect in the theft of a wallet in Verona on April 29.  According to police reports, a Verona resident had her wallet taken out of her purse while she shopped in a Verona grocery store.  The women noticed her wallet was missing once she went to pay at the register.  A review of the surveillance video showed the suspect take the victim’s wallet while her back was turned.  

Verona police released an image of the suspect to surrounding police agencies with the hope of identifying the suspect.    A Detective from the Morris Plains Police Department contacted Verona Police and identified the suspect as Denmon.  Denmon is also the suspect in a similar theft in Morris Plains NJ.  Verona Police said a check of Denmon’s criminal history showed 97 previous arrests and 30 felony convictions.  Denmon’s whereabouts are unknown at this time.  

In the release, Verona Police reminded shoppers to be aware of their surroundings, noting that the suspect followed the victim around the store for approximately 10 minutes before taking the wallet from her purse which was in the shopping cart while the victim was standing next to the cart.

Anyone who may come in contact with Charles Denmon is asked to contact the Verona Police Detective Bureau at 973-857-4764.