On June 23, 2011 at 7:45 p.m., a resident reported that his credit card was misplaced and he was notified by his bank that purchases had been made on the card.
He was informed that a purchase was made at the Gas N’ Go located at 413 East Westfield Avenue for $1.32, a charge of $3.06 at the 7-11 at 500 Locust Street, and another charge for $3.08 at the same 7-11 at 500 Locust Street.
Finally, an attempt was made to buy ‘Beats by Dr. Dre’ headphones from a Radio Shack in Roselle, NJ for $ 103.49. This charge was declined.
The victim went to the Radio Shack and the store manager stated that there was video of the transaction and that she should contact police.
A follow up investigation by Detective Matthew Disano resulted in obtaining video of the transaction where the actor was positively identified as Jose Colon, age 18, of Roselle Park.
On July 13, 2011, Mr. Colon was charged with 2C:20-5 (theft) and released pending a Roselle Park Municipal Court date of July 21, 2011.