Newark Police Issue Arrest Warrant in Tow Truck GTA

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NEWARK, NJ – A Newark man who used his tow truck to steal a vehicle and sell it for scrap at a junkyard has had a warrant for his arrest issued.

According to Newark Public Safety Director Fritz G. Frage, a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Ricardo Larrosa, 60, in connection with an auto theft that occurred on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

“The suspect was observed on a surveillance camera cutting a padlock from the driveway gate of a residence in the 700 block of Ridge Street. The suspect further had a tow truck remove the victim’s vehicle, a 2005 Chevrolet Express van, and then sold the vehicle to a junkyard for parts,” Frage said. “Detectives investigating these incidents have identified Larrosa as a suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest on charges of auto theft, fencing, and criminal mischief. We seek the public’s help in quickly locating him as part of this investigation. Larrosa is described as 5’2” tall and 160 pounds with dark hair and brown eyes.”

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Ricardo Larrosa to call the Police Division’s 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477).

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