Woman stole nearly $300 worth of merchandise from Whole Foods, police say
On Friday, May 5, an employee of Whole Foods on Bloomfield Avenue reported that an unknown female entered the store and stole six “hydro flasks.” When confronted, she fled the store with the merchandise. The individual was described as a female wearing a gray sweater and a black baseball cap. The total value of merchandise taken was approximately $270.
The following additional activity has been reported by Montclair Police in their weekly blotter.
Wednesday, May 3: Officers responded to Krauzers on Valley Road on a shoplifting in
progress. Upon arrival, officers observed a 16-year-old male juvenile being detained by a
customer and store employee. The juvenile had attempted to steal a vape and approximately
$30 worth of various merchandise. He was also in possession of a silver toy handgun with an orange tip; however, this item was not displayed during the theft. He was transported to police headquarters and turned over to a responsible adult.
Thursday, May 4: A resident reported that she was on vacation from April 21 to 30. When she returned, her home surveillance showed that a male wearing an orange wig, accompanied by two other individuals, stepped onto her front porch on Portland Place and removed a package that had been delivered to her home. The package contained miscellaneous clothing worth $200.
MOTOR VEHICLE CRIME
Friday, May 5: An individual reported that a black soft leather briefcase and lunch bag were stolen from his 2016 Chevrolet work van on Clinton Road. A passerby located the briefcase in the street and contacted the individual. Surveillance footage in the area shows a dark gray colored Mercedes traveling east on Gates Avenue. At 8:12 a.m., the occupants are seen tossing the briefcase out of the rear driver side window. Nothing was reported missing
Friday, May 5: A woman reported that her 2009 Hyundai Sonata was stolen from her driveway on Maple Avenue. There was no surveillance located in the area.
Sunday, May 7: The residents reported that a Hertz rental car was stolen from their driveway on Squire Hill Road. The vehicle was a 2020 Kia. It was recovered in Newark