HOWELL TOWNSHIP - A suitcase filled with clothes for a three-year-old is taken from a restaurant, and police have narrowed their search for a suspect. They hope that someone can help them identify him.

Howell Theft Suspect (Howell PD)

The incident occurred September 23, between 9 and 10 PM, in the Dynasty Asian Fusion restaurant in the Howell Center Plaza on Route 9 South, adjacent to Swingtime Mini-Golf.

Police said that the suitcase belonged to a restaurant worker, and the clothes belonged to her daughter. She was moving the clothes, and left it in the restaurant lobby for less than a half-hour, police said.

Howell Theft Suspect's Car (Howell PD)

The suspect allegedly walked by, noticed the suitcase, stepped in, grabbed it and left the area in what appears to be a Toyota Yaris hatchback, or a similar make and model.

Police did not indicate whether searches of second-hand stores, flea markets, pawn shops or collection bin centers yielded any trace of the clothes or the luggage.

Howell Theft Suspect (Howell PD)

If you can help in the identification, e-mail Howell Detective Anthony Romano, or call him, 732-938-4575, extension 2879.

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