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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- An arresthas been made in the investigation of two separate package thefts. In bothinstances, the suspect stole packages from the victims’ porches, first inFebruary, and then last week. The total amount of proceeds taken are valued at$825.
Home security footage from thevictims’ residences, and their neighbors’ obtained by the Detective Bureaucaptured the suspect’s appearance. After sending an APB, an East Orange PoliceDetective contacted Bloomfield Police Sergeant Chad Smith and identified thesuspect as 51-year-old East Orange resident Ronald Allen.
“With the name and address of oursuspect, Detective Frank Falco and Lieutenant Michael Sisco waited for thesuspect to leave his residence, and then made an arrest on Thursday evening,” saidDirector of Public Safety Samuel DeMaio. “When neighboring PoliceDepartments work together we are able to solve more cases, more quickly,bringing closure to victims and keeping our neighborhoods safe. I would like tothank East Orange Detective Lantiqua for helping us identify the suspect.”
Mr. Allen was charged with twocounts of theft and issued a criminal summons.