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Rutherford police seek help identifying thieves who snatched $200 from female cabbie

Photo Credit: Courtesy RUTHERFORD PD
Photo Credit: Courtesy RUTHERFORD PD

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: An off-duty Rutherford police lieutenant last night nabbed one of two Newark men accused of snatching nearly $200 from a female cab driver Saturday night. Police were also obtaining an arrest warrant after identifying the second suspect, who they expected would soon be in custody. READ MORE….

PREVIOUS STORY: Rutherford police today released surveillance images of a pair of thieves who snatched nearly $200 from a female cab driver Saturday night.

The Classic Taxi cabbie told police she picked up the pair on 1st Street in Newark around 11 p.m., Capt. Patrick Feliciano said this afternoon.

Although they asked to go to Newark’s Penn Station, the thieves got a phone call en route and redirected the driver to the Rutherford train station, he said.

Five blocks from the station, the cabbie said, she asked for the $30 fare.

One of them “reached through her partition window, grabbed $197 from the center console, and ran from the cab” with his partner, Feliciano said.

If you recognize either or both, the captain asked that you call Detective Sgt. Michael Garner: (201) 939-6000

IMAGES: Courtesy RUTHERFORD PD

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