More than $800 worth of face-cleaning products were stolen from Bluemercury Jan. 25, police said.

An employee of the beauty shop on South Park Street reported two females were seen on surveillance video entering the store Tuesday, Jan. 25. The women appeared to have stolen face-cleaning products worth approximately $840.  

The women were described approximately 5 feet and 8 inches to 5 feet 11 and inches tall. One woman had auburn hair with a tan coat with white sheepskin lining, police said. The other woman had a purple, flower-print hooded sweatshirt, police said. Both appeared to be wearing masks over their faces. 

The following additional activity has been reported by Montclair Police in their weekly blotter:


Wednesday, Jan. 26 A man reported that his bag was stolen from the weight room at the Park Street YMCA. Surveillance footage shows a male with a slim build wearing a black ski mask, black and grey jacket, black sweatpants and black shoes entering the weight room and leaving a few moments later with the bag. The bag was later located in the female restroom. The only item missing was the owner's wallet, which contained cash, identification and miscellaneous cards. 

Thursday, Jan. 27 A resident reported that while working in her home office on Fairview Place she heard a noise at her front door and observed a man running from her residence to an awaiting vehicle. The male had stolen a package containing children’s shoes from her porch. The man was described as 30 to 35 years old, wearing black pants and a black, puffy jacket. 

Thursday, Jan. 27 An officer on patrol encountered a 2018 white Mercedes GLE parked and unoccupied on Bloomfield Avenue in the area of the MC Hotel. Police found that the vehicle had been stolen from Clifton earlier that day. The vehicle was turned over to the Clifton Police Department.

Monday, Jan. 31 — Two people reported that their wallets were stolen while attending a class at Premier Dance Studio on Bloomfield Avenue. The bags were reportedly left in a back room and contained cash, identification cards and debit cards. One card was used at an undetermined location in the amount of $100.

The police blotter is based on information provided to Montclair Local at the discretion of the Montclair Police Department, and reflects events as described by the department. It may not reflect the complete scope of police activity. Any descriptions of wrongful activity are merely allegations, and any persons mentioned in the blotter are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The MPD encourages anyone who wishes to report criminal or suspicious activity, or who has information pertaining to an ongoing investigation, to call 973-744-1234. In an emergency, residents are urged to call 911.