State Police and The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey are asking the public for help in identifying the man who allegedly stole a minivan from a home in Lakewood. 

On the morning of August 1 the man police are looking for allegedly stole a Toyota Sienna minivan before abandoning it around 7:35 A.M. after it became disabled on I-485 near the exit ramp to Pleasant Avenue in Union City.

A uniformed Port Authority Police Officer and the man had a brief encounter before he fled on foot across multiple lanes of traffic heading eas

t on Marginal Highway south of Pleasant Avenue.

The vehicle was recovered and returned to the registered owner.

The suspect is described as a 30-year-old dark-skinned male, standing about 5'10, weighs 150 pounds, with yellowing eyes and teeth and short dark hair with twists.

Investigators say he was last seen wearing dark colored jeans and a black tee-shirt with a white graphic on it and has a tattoo on his right cheek.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Thomas Kemble of the Port Authority of the NY/NJ Police Department - Central Zone Detective Squad at 212-502-2225.

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