Toms River Theft Suspect Remains Unidentified

Photo courtesy Toms River Police

TOMS RIVER – Police are still looking for the suspect in a shoplifting incident that occurred on Dec. 14 at the ShopRite on Route 37 West.

Photo courtesy Toms River Police

The theft suspect entered an empty car in the ShopRite parking lot, stealing a student’s backpack with books and drumsticks in it. He then went into the ShopRite, picked out 13 items and left without paying. The suspect brought the merchandise to a blue GMC Envoy van that had been waiting outside the store. The van is registered to a Manchester address; however the driver of the van is unknown.

The initial investigation was done by Officer Rebecca Sayegh. The Toms River Police Department is still looking for the theft suspect and the driver but their identities are still unknown. The department is requesting that anyone with information on either individual contact Detective Mark Bajada at 732-349-0150 ext. 1241 or at

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