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Absecon Police Department
Wednesday August 3rd, 2022 :: 02:02 p.m. EDT


Pursuit Results in Arrest of Pennsylvania Man for Theft of a Motor Vehicle

For Immediate Release: August 3, 2022

A man was arrested for motor vehicle theft after stealing a Mercedes left idling in a shopping center. Officers were called to the Absecon Marketplace just before 9:30 PM on August 1, 2022 and received the report.

A city officer immediately located the vehicle on Route 30 (White Horse Pike) and attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop. The driver refused to comply and led officers on a pursuit. The suspect vehicle ran off the road and ultimately drove into the marsh.

The driver refused to surrender and led officers on a foot chase. Officers apprehended the driver, identified as Thomas Peele, 26, of Lewisberry, PA, without further incident.

ARRESTED: Thomas Peele, 26, Lewisberry, Pennsylvania

CHARGES: Motor Vehicle Theft, Eluding, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Anyone with any additional information is urged to contact the Absecon Police Department at (609) 641-0667. Report anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 1-200-658-TIPS (8477) or text TIPCOP plus your tip to 274637.

Absecon Police Department
500 N. Mill Road
Absecon, NJ 08201

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-641-0667

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