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Mercedes Stolen from Driveway, Speeds Away from Police

Friday, August 2, 2013 • 3:00pm

CHATHAM, NJ  - A Mercedes Benz was stolen from a driveway in the township and the suspect eluded police in pursuit.

On Thursday, Aug. 1, at 4 a.m., a 2007 Mercedes Benz was stolen from a driveway on Driftway. The theft was discovered when officer Wayne Shivers of the Chatham Borough Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle on Main Street for a motor vehicle violation.

When the officer activated his emergency lights, the driver of the Mercedes accelerated to a high rate of speed and eluded the officer.  A computer check indicated that the vehicle belonged to a resident of Driftway. Officer David Schaffer of the Chatham Township Police Department contacted the resident, who confirmed the vehicle had been stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chatham Township Detective Bureau at 973-377-0121.

Report prepared by Lieutenant Maureen Kazaba of the Chatham Township Police Department

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