According a report, police are looking for suspects who stole $1,000 worth of quarters from a man’s car on January 11, 2014 in the Newport Mall parking lot in Jersey City. Supposedly, the man left his car for about 40 minutes to have repairs made at an auto body repair shop at the mall. Upon returning, he noticed that various property was missing out of his car, including $1,000 in quarters, $800 in architectural supplies, and paperwork.
The man supposedly called the supervisor of the auto body shop the next day, and was told he would investigate the reported incident. Presumably, after that led nowhere, the man reported the theft to Jersey City Police just yesterday. The investigation remains ongoing and officers are at a huge disadvantage because of how much time has lapsed from the time of the theft. Police are asking anyone who has information about this incident should call the department’s confidential tip line at 201-547-JAIL.
Theft charges are graded by the amount of property or money taken. The more money – the more serious the crime. In this case, the theft would amount to a 3rd degree indictable crime because it involves more than $500 worth of merchandise. A third degree crime is punishable by a maximum incarceration of 3 – 5 years. This kind of theft would normally be considered a Theft of Movable Property but because it involves entering a car to commit to theft, the crime can actually be considered a Burglary as well. Our criminal attorneys represent clients for theft related charges including burglary throughout Hudson County. To learn more about how we can help you, contact our office today for a free consultation with a Jersey City Criminal Lawyer.