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Cops Looking for Man Caught on Camera Stealing Wallet

Wayne police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the man.

Credit: @WayneTownshipNJ
Credit: @WayneTownshipNJ

The Wayne Police Department is looking for help identifying a man caught on tape stealing a wallet from a Dunkin Donuts customer, the township tweeted Tuesday afternoon.

According to the tweet, the man was seen on video stealing a wallet from a woman at the Dunkin in the Wedgewood Plaza on Hamburg Turnpike. The incident occurred at 6:48 p.m. on Sunday, it said.

A young girl had left the wallet on the counter while bringing a tray of drinks to a table, NorthJersey.com reported. The man can be seen picking up the Coach wallet, thumbing through it, and quickly placing it in his pocket, the report said.

The wallet contained $200 and no credit cards, the report said.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to call the Wayne Detective Bureau at 973-633-3530.

“Any information would be greatly appreciated,” it said.

Jack Q February 19, 2014 at 07:11 AM
Where does it say that $200 was left on the counter?
Justice February 19, 2014 at 08:44 AM
http://www.northjersey.com/news/246018961_Wayne_Police_seeking_to_identify_wallet_thief.html "...The victim, a juvenile, left her wallet on the counter as she and her father walked away with a tray full of coffees..." "...The wallet, a Coach brand, contained $200...."
Jack Q February 19, 2014 at 12:26 PM
So does that mean its ok to take something that was accidently left behind? It that what we are calling acceptable behavior these days?
Justice February 19, 2014 at 12:47 PM
Actually. When I misplaced my cloth wallet with ID, irreplaceable pictures etc, I was told tough by the same law enforcement that is going to great lengths to locate a man that is on a surveillance video. Two sets of rules: one for cloth wallets and one for teenagers with coach wallets. That behavior is unacceptable for all. Selective enforcement of laws which may actually not have been broken is bad form. Tell your insurance company that you left your car keys in your car while it was running and subsequently disappeared. Tell me if they will reimburse you for the unfortunate lapse in judgement. Not a fan of insurance companies but at least their claims are uniform ally denied.
Justice February 19, 2014 at 12:47 PM
Actually. When I misplaced my cloth wallet with ID, irreplaceable pictures etc, I was told tough by the same law enforcement that is going to great lengths to locate a man that is on a surveillance video. Two sets of rules: one for cloth wallets and one for teenagers with coach wallets. That behavior is unacceptable for all. Selective enforcement of laws which may actually not have been broken is bad form. Tell your insurance company that you left your car keys in your car while it was running and subsequently disappeared. Tell me if they will reimburse you for the unfortunate lapse in judgement. Not a fan of insurance companies but at least their claims are uniform ally denied.
Jack Q February 19, 2014 at 01:32 PM
Stop with the cops only help the presumed wealthy. Perhaps they didn't have video of the person who took your wallet like they have here. Did you ever hear of following a lead?
Justice February 19, 2014 at 01:49 PM
J. YOU stop. Did you ever hear of someone finding a wallet and looking to return it to the proper person intact?
Justice February 19, 2014 at 01:51 PM
All those home burglaries that were not followed through? Nothing to do with wealth, just selective enforcement. You stop Jack O
Jack Q February 19, 2014 at 02:00 PM
@Justice, yes I have heard of people returning wallets intact. See those stories on the news many times. Must of been hard for this guy to figure out who's wallet it was. At a minimum, he knew it wasn't his. When are we going to stop blaming the victims on this Patch? It wasn't this guy's fault for stealing the wallet, it wasn't the realtor's fault for having relations in a client's house. Our society is becoming a big reality show.
stewart resmer February 19, 2014 at 02:03 PM
I see the clown car left town with out jacko the clown aboard?
Justice February 19, 2014 at 02:18 PM
How about the right wingers like yourself learn some compassion and humility ? Too much Rush and I don't mean the artist or Congressman. When will the fools who listen to Rush realize he is laughing to the bank just as Howard Stern did?
Jack Q February 19, 2014 at 02:28 PM
So its ok that that this guy stole from someone you perceive as wealthy? I guys the young person's parents didn't work hard for their money? So since it is ok to steal, according to you Justice, what is the income limit that it is ok to steal from? Is it ok to steal from people who make $100,000, 200,000??? Pick a number Oh Stew, can't even make an argument for this guy, just go straight for the insults.
Justice February 19, 2014 at 02:35 PM
Jack Q. I pity you. You have nothing better to do but to challenge my posts. Get a life. You have no idea of my wealth. Had you actually studied history in school you would have learned that most revolutions were started by the wealthy not the poor or uneducated.
Jack Q February 19, 2014 at 03:19 PM
Justice, I don't know about your wealth (or care), just like you don't know about my radio listening habits. Actually your last post paints a picture of your study habits. French Revolution, October Revolution, Chinese Revolution for example, were poor and down trodden people who overthrew monarchies or dictatorships. Maybe my history books were different than yours.
Justice February 19, 2014 at 04:36 PM
Jack Q. You obviously weren't in any advanced history courses or language arts for that matter. As I stated revolutions were started by the wealthy. Grow up
beach613 February 20, 2014 at 09:14 AM
I don't get Justice's point. If someone left a wallet behind, it should be returned to the rightful owner. I found a wallet filled with cash, credit card, ids, etc. and went through great lengths to get it back to the owner. I was actually at an airport going on vacation, looked to find the gentlemen's id, found his phone number and left him a voice mail so I could return the wallet. Also found $800 cash as a teenager and returned it to the police department. Never expecting anything in return. It's the right thing to do. Hopefully, someone will do right by you one day. If you didn't earn it, it's not yours. At least try to find the owner. Karma's a bitch!
Justice February 20, 2014 at 09:44 AM
Beach. The point is quite obvious. Out of all the serious crimes, burglaries, thefts, etc. Why was this wallet situation chosen to be exploited? Why are certain situations selectively acted upon or ignored? That is the point I was making. Simple. Discriminatory. Activity. That is all.
Justice February 20, 2014 at 09:46 AM
I have also found and returned cell phones personal items etc. I never looked for any reward either. I did not do it selectively or in a discriminatory manner. That is all.
beach613 February 20, 2014 at 10:24 AM
There was probably no other news at the time, that's all.
Jack Q February 20, 2014 at 10:29 AM
Beach, Justice generally doesn't have a point. Look up posts further up in this string. He wants compassion for the guy who stole the wallet and none for the young girl who lost it. Again, in this case, there is video of the man stealing the wallet so it is pretty much low hanging fruit for the authorities. And by the way Justice, I checked my kids AP History books and couldn't find one revolution started by the wealthy.
Justice February 20, 2014 at 10:49 AM
Jack Q. All you do is wait for me to post in order to challenge every word. I believe what you do to me is commonly known as stalking. Once again. Revolutions are started by the wealthy. Perhaps your ears need to be closed to the right wingers and opened to true education at a higher level than what is approved by the local boards of education. The problem with know it alls like yourself is that you refuse to understand another perspective . You lack insight and truthfully you probably are one of those " how high do you want me to jump" people. Finally what makes you think I am of the male persuasion and not female? Another right wing thought process.
Jack Q February 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Justice, you really give yourself too much credit. How can you call me a know it all when you claim I didn't take any honors English or history. You complain about everything going on in this town from the police, BOE, town council,... And sorry for referring to you as a he, madam Justice. I guess you are the only one who is able to jump to conclusions about people (I listen to Rush, never took an honors course, no higher level of education...) Typical of you liberals who who dvr Ed Schultz. But since I am ignorant on the history of wealthy revolutions, why don't you humor me and give me 3 examples?
Justice February 20, 2014 at 11:12 AM
Jack Q. I never said I was female. The only one who gives themselves any credit is yourself. You have made this string into a personal attack on everything I write. If you don't like what I write, don't read it. It is a FREE country; however, you may not fully understand the price of freedom, as it is obvious you are not a military person. If I choose to complain, then it is my right. As far as the revolutions are concerned; why don't you educate yourself and do your own research. Getting out from behind a computer and actually entering various libraries and museums may be a small start. Again, Jack Q, you don't like what I write, don't read it. I doubt very much that you challenge anyone in authority the way you get off challenging me. Remember Jack Q "how high do I jump?" yep
Jack Q February 20, 2014 at 11:41 AM
Justice, again making assertions on things you know nothing about. Please list one thing I have said that makes it obvious that I wasn't in the military. With such perception, you should work for the NSA. Typical lib, make a statement, asked to back it up, tells someone to look it up themselves. You do have a right to complain, just not a right to your own set of facts.
Justice February 20, 2014 at 11:56 AM
Jack Q. Take a hike and stop stalking me. I know very well what my rights are. Have yourself whatever life you want. Leave me alone.
Wayne's World February 20, 2014 at 01:49 PM
Justice is clearly a man, as are all of those who post regularly. Women wouldn't waste their time with such petty topics and minutiae. This was a weird thread, almost like Justice created an argument out of nothing to extend the conversation. There was no selective enforcement here. Many of us have lost or had stolen small valuables. Without a lead, the cops tell you up front that the chances of recovery are remote. It's obvious that the key fact difference here is the video. That is all. I bet the cops STILL don't find the man or the wallet, despite having a good lead. I hope I am wrong. All this bickering is disheartening. Justice, you did pique my curiosity though: which revolutions were started by wealthy people? Do you mean cultural revolutions or actual war/governmental overthrow type revolutions? Might be an interesting topic to discuss in the absence of real news. WSJ reported that Patch is a major disappointment to Time Warner and was recently drastically reduced. That much seems obvious from the huge drop-off in content here. A shame. I enjoyed Stu's cartoonish perspective on inane subjects. Plus, it was good to get important local topics in the news - like BOE and town council stuff. That's already sorely lacking.
Wayne Resident February 20, 2014 at 02:07 PM
Wayne, well said regarding the patch issue and lack of good content and local news. As we know, Dan was recently fired, and Jessica, though I am sure is good, is now responsible for multiple Patch sites.
Mom of 2 girls February 21, 2014 at 06:55 AM
Bottom line, he took what wasn't his and didn't give it to the workers at DD so when she realized it was gone she could get it back. He will get what is coming to him, Karma, nothing is for free!
Jorgey February 21, 2014 at 10:55 AM
...... seems the difference in the cloth vs. coach wallet theft is simply ..surveillance. R we to assume one who owns a cloth wallet is not rich and/or one who owns a coach wallet is? Perhaps the wallet was a gift and the $200 was work-related savings. That is of course if the coach wallet wasn't a fake. I've given wallets w/$50 to family as a gift.I'm not rich.
Pad February 21, 2014 at 11:31 AM
This man should be easy to find. Probably a local. Some good detective work is in order. Camera's in the lot might see him get into a car and show a plate number. Anyone who steals is a thief no matter how its done.

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