The suspect was apprehended in a Best Stop parking lot. The Teaneck Police Department sent officers to the scene after getting a report of a stolen motor vehicle. When Teaneck cops got to the scene, they prevented the car, a 2009 Mercedes ML350, from leaving the parking lot and fleeing the scene.
The car was reported as stolen out of South Hackensack, New Jersey. Teaneck NJ police officers removed the driver from the car and then searched the vehicle. During the search, Teaneck NJ cops reportedly discovered a small amount of marijuana and a sweater that had been stolen from a Paramus department store.
Beyond that, Teaneck NJ police officers also allegedly found two counterfeit $50 bills.
According to authorities, the suspect told arresting officers that the marijuana was his and that he knew the car had been stolen.
The suspect, a 47-year-old resident of Teaneck, was placed under arrest and charged with several crimes, including receiving stolen property, credit card theft, money laundering, and simple possession of marijuana.
Meanwhile, a passenger in the vehicle was placed under arrest because he allegedly stole the sweater from Macy’s in the Garden State Plaza. He has been charged with theft of movable property.
The main suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack NJ, while the other suspect was released on his own recognizance.
For additional information about this case, read the Teaneck Patch article, “Teaneck Man in Stolen Car Found with Marijuana, Counterfeit Money: Police.”