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Safe with $10,000 inside stolen, Moonachie police seek public’s help

Photo Credit: Courtesy MOONACHIE PD
Photo Credit: Courtesy MOONACHIE PD

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN? Moonachie police are seeking the public’s help in catching a burglar who made off with a safe that the owner of a local café said contained an estimated $10,000 in cash.

Police responded to a burglar alarm just before 9 o’clock last night at at the Berry Creek Café on Moonachie Avenue at the same time that the owner called, saying he was watching real-time security video of the break-in at home.

The video shows the burglar dragging a safe through a broken rear door, Sergeant Jeff Napolitano told CLIFFVIEW PILOT late this afternoon.

Moonachie officers arrived within minutes and, with the help of Port Authority Police officers, cleared the building, Napolitano said.

Moonachie PD: (201) 641-9100

They discovered that the bandit broke a large exterior window with a rock and then used a pry tool to enter an interior office where the safe was located, the sergeant said.

The scene was processed and evidence was collected and is currently being analyzed, he said.

If you recognized the man in the surveillance image or know anything about the burglary, Moonachie police ask that you call them: (201) 641-9100.

SURVEILLANCE IMAGE: Courtesy MOONACHIE PD

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