Police searching for man who stole brake pads from Pep Boys
Police are asking for the public’s help locating a man who stole brake pads from the Pep Boys in College Square Shopping Center.
The theft happened as the store was preparing to close at 9 p.m. Jan 19, according to Sgt. Gerald Bryda, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department.
The thief walked up to the counter with three pairs of brake pads, and the employee began scanning the items for payment. When the employee looked away, the thief grabbed the brake pads – worth a total of $121 – and ran out of the store.
The thief was described as a white man with reddish hair and was wearing a dark gray sweatshirt with the Nike logo on it, blue jeans and a backward baseball cap. He left in a dark sedan with what appeared to be Maryland tags. Two other people were in the car.
Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Officer Megan Keating at MKeating@ newark.de.us or 302-3667100, ext. 3489.
Police believe this man stole brake pads from the Pep Boys in College Square Shopping Center.