Summit Woman's Mercedes Stolen from Chatham Lot
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
Chatham Borough Police released information on a car stolen from a local business parking lot while the vehicle's owner went inside.
At 1:10 p.m. Monday, Patrolmen Robert Sweetin and Brian Maher responded to Roosevelt Avenue on a report of a stolen car, police said.
The victim, a 38-year-old woman from Summit, parked her 2011 Mercedes Benz outside Dance Innovations and went inside the business, according to police.
When she came outside less than a minute later, her car was being backed out of the parking space, police said.
She yelled at the man driving her car to get out, but he continued on to Main Street, according to police.
At the same time, another car driven by a black male left the lot, and the driver of that car told the victim who would catch the man who stole here car, police said.
Both cars were last seen heading east on Main Street, according to police.
About 60 minutes later, the stolen car was located on Parrot Mill Road using tracking technology built into the car, police said.
Witnesses on Parrot Mill Road reported a black male exited the stolen car quickly, got into a second dark-colored vehicle and left the area, according to police.
The driver of the stolen vehicle was described as a black male wearing a jacket and a skull cap, police said.
The Morris County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene to process the car for evidence, according to police.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Chatham Borough Detective Bureau at (973) 635-8553.