YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A thief from Newark drove his BMW through Ramsey, snatching packages from the porches of people’s homes, before a Paramus police officer grabbed him, authorities said.
Alex Beltransaracay, 32, posted $5,000 bail and was released from the Bergen County Jail on Tuesday pending a Municipal Court hearing on a charge of receiving stolen property.
A day earlier, Ramsey police issued an alert after a resident reported seeing a man steal a package from his front porch.
Soon after, Paramus Police Captain Anthony Savastano spotted and stopped a four-door, blue 2006 BMW matching the getaway vehicle’s description on southbound Route 17 near the Garden State Parkway, Paramus Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg said.
Inside the car were several delivery boxes — including one from the original theft call, the chief said.
The car was impounded and Beltransaracay, an Ecuadoran immigrant, was arrested.
MUGSHOT: Courtesy PARAMUS PD
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