Friday, December 21, 2012
The thin suspect fled into the neighborhood after grabbing cash at the Walgreens near Woodbridge Town Hall.
One man had some last-minute Christmas shopping to do Wednesday. He decided to do it at the cash register at Walgreens on Green Street in Woodbridge. Woodbridge Police said a man went into the drugstore on December 19 between 11:30 am and noon to buy a small, inexpensive item. When the cash register drawer was open, the man reached in, grabbed some cash, and hightailed it out of the store on foot. Police immediately canvassed the neighborhood, looking for the thief. They didn't have far to go: the Walgreens is within eyeshot of Woodbridge Town Hall at the corner of Rahway Avenue and Main Street, two blocks down from the Walgreens. The thief was described as being a thin white male who wore a hat. He kept his face down, said Woodbridge …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
A Chinese tourist and a businesswoman lost thousands in cash and electronics in two separate incidents on the same day at a local Woodbridge hotel.
Two Chinese nationals who stayed at the Renaissance Woodbridge hotel complex were bilked out of thousands of dollars and electronics in two separate thefts Saturday. The two women - one, a tourist, and the other, who was with a business trade group - noticed the thefts about five hours' apart: one as she was checking out and the other as she returned to her room, Woodbridge police said. Neither women spoke speak English and communicated to police through translators attached to their groups. No suspects were arrested in either incident. "I don't know if they wait until [tourists] come, thinking they're easy marks," said Captain Roy Hoppock. "They take advantage of them." The tourist was leaving the hotel around 8 am on March 31 with her …
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Al Raimi, a New St. resident, admitted to stealing as much as $30,000 from travelers he screened at Newark Airport and paying his supervisor to ignore his acts.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Deborah Bell
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Toni Raimi was nervous but giddy as she steered the white SUV to her New Street home. She was running late to meet a volunteer from an animal-rescue group who was waiting on Raimi's front lawn with Pistachio, the Heinz 57-variety mutt that would be moving in with Raimi and her husband, Al. It appears Toni Raimi might need some company since she'd just returned from watching her husband, a lead Transportation Security Agency officer at Newark Liberty International Airport, plead guilty to stealing between $10,000 and $30,000 from unsuspecting travelers he was running through the B-3 security checkpoint at Terminal B at the airport. Al Raimi entered the plea before U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares in Newark. According to charges filed by …