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Little Falls Police Seek Help Identifying Purse Theft Suspect

Credits: Little Falls PD


Updated as of 10:43 a.m.
Detective Sergeant James D. Briggs from the Little Falls Police Department commented, "Someone on the TAP website recognized the suspect and we made an arrest last evening. Our suspect, Russell Baker from Towaco, was also charged with stealing a 92 year old womans purse at the Lincoln Park Shop-Rite."


LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Little Falls Police Department Detective Bureau is seeking the public’s help in identifying the pictured individual who is wanted for a purse theft which occurred around 4:26 p.m. at the Little Falls ShopRite on Saturday, Jan. 4. The store is located at 171 Browertown Road, Little Falls

Description
The suspect appears to be a white male wearing a dark colored hoodie with a light colored logo and a dark colored cap.

Credit: Little Falls Police  


Car Description
Allegedly, the suspect then travelled in the silver four-door sedan shown to the Home Depot, located at 545 Rt. 46, in Totowa, and made purchases using the credit cards found inside the purse. He then next used the credit cards to make purchases at the BP gas station located at 845 Riverview Drive in Totowa at around 5:30 p.m.

"We believe that the car is either a Mercury Grand Marquis or possibly a Ford Crown Victoria," commented Little Falls Detective Sergeant James Briggs. "It appears that the rear passenger side taillight may be broken and there may possibly be a dent on the rear passenger side."


Credit: Little Falls Police   


The purse itself was later found on Route 202 near the Wayne / Lincoln Park border. 

Contact Information
Anyone able to identify the suspect should contact Detective Sergeant James Briggs or Detective Jason Macaluso in the Investigative Division at 973-256-0200 or jbriggs@littlefallspd.org

Further information 
Little Falls Police Department 
Chief: John Dmuchowski 
35 Stevens Avenue 
Little Falls, NJ 07424 
973-256-0200  
Website

 

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