On July 18, 2011 at 1:34 a.m., Roselle Park Police responded to the Family Dollar store on East Westfield Avenue on a report of an activated burglar alarm.
A check of the rear door area revealed that the rear door was unsecured. A search of the interior of the building revealed the tin metal ceiling was pushed in and there was a considerable amount of rust and dust on the floor. A search of the building revealed no one was present inside. A check of the roof top revealed two(2) air conditioning units on the roof top had been opened and access was gained through the roof. Union County Sheriff’s K-9 unit was contacted to finish a cursory search of interior of building.
The security cameras recorded observed a Hispanic male wearing a white t- shirt, blue shorts, white socks, and black & white sneakers walking from the rear of the store towards the front on the left hand side of the store. The suspect appeared to leave empty-handed from the rear door which he was able to unlock and walk out of.
Detective Keith Wintermute is investigating this case.
The Roselle Park Police Department is asking the public to assist with the identification of the suspect. Anyone with information of this crime or the actor involved is requested to call Roselle Park Police at (908) 245-2300.