LIVINGSTON, NJ – Several suspects in the theft of thousands of dollars in merchandise from Livingston businesses remain at large after hitting several local beauty departments over a four-day period. Two suspects in a robbery at Argyle Marketplace earlier this month have also not been identified, and a California man was recently arrested in town on charges of impaired driving after crashing his rental car.
Between May 13 and May 16, five unidentified people were involved in three reports of theft of large amounts of cologne and Victoria’s Secret perfumes at Livingston Mall and Ulta Beauty on West Mt. Pleasant Avenue.
According to Livingston Police, Victoria’s Secret was targeted by a man and three women who concealed goods valued at $ 2,000 and fled the store.
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While police were taking the report to Victoria’s Secret, another call was made regarding a similar theft to Ulta Beauty. Police said the same group of a man and three women entered the store and again concealed colognes and perfumes in tote bags and fled the store.
Three days later, on Sunday May 16, Victoria’s Secret was again the victim of a major theft. This time, five people entered the store and filled Victoria’s Secret shopping bags with over $ 3,000 worth of merchandise before fleeing the store.
In each case, the suspects had left the area before the police were informed.
Early Sunday morning, at around 2:25 a.m., a passing motorist observed a shattered pane of glass by the front door at Argyle Market on East Northfield Road. The officers who responded found that a man and a woman had forcibly entered the store.
Police said the man went to the counter and stole the cash register, which he carried through the hole in the door. Physical evidence was recovered from the scene and is being processed at the Livingston Police Department.
At approximately 11 p.m. on Friday, May 14, Julian Audelo, 33, of Chula Vista, Ca. was driving a 2020 Jeep Compass on Beaufort Avenue when the vehicle pulled off the road, rolled over and came to a stop in the street. street.
Police said other drivers who witnessed the crash said the Jeep was picking up speed and driving erratically before pulling off the road. Witnesses helped Audelo out of the vehicle after the accident. Police noted that the reader was not injured and was ultimately arrested for impaired driving.