Jackson Police continue search for accused bike thieves
A bike stolen from the WaWa located in the Manhattan Street Plaza on Bennetts Mills Road Tuesday night around 7:47 pm has been recovered but Jackson Police continue the search for the two suspects identified as the alleged thieves.
The teenage victim reported that the bike had been stolen while he was inside the store.
Police reviewed video which showed a newer model blue Dodge Ram 1500 pickup with several occupants pull up to the store at approximately 7:29 pm.
The driver, described as a white male with light brown or blonde hair, wearing dark colored shorts and a dark colored tank top with a red and white striped logo went into the store and made a purchase.
Police say he then returned to the vehicle, which remained parked at the store as the victim arrived on his bike at around 7:40 pm and left the bike in front of the store as he went inside.
A minute passed by before a rear seat passenger exited the vehicle, got on the bike and rode away.
This suspect is described as a white male with dark hair, wearing dark colored shorts and a dark shirt with a small logo on it.
The suspect and bike were last seen travelling on Manhattan Street heading in the direction of the Bennetts Mills Road intersection, the Ram 1500 pickup left the parking lot after the suspect rode away on the bike.
The victim and responding officers checked the area for the bike and vehicle but were unable to locate them.
The bike was described as a Cult Gateway BMX with a silver body, black handlebars and orange tires, it was valued at $600.00.
Anyone with information on the identity of the suspects is asked to contact the Jackson Police Department at 732-928-1111 or through the P3 Tips application.
The public is reminded that any persons arrested or charged with any offenses or crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
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