NJ State Police uniforms stolen

February 6, 2009 11:12:32 AM PST
If you get pulled over by a New Jersey state trooper, authorities warn you to look very carefully at the trooper's uniform.This warning after police uniforms were stolen from Cook's Cleaners on Shiloh Pike in Stow Creek, Cumberland County.

Some 12 to 15 dry cleaning orders were stolen in the early morning hours of January 2nd, including three pairs of pants and shirts belonging to New Jersey State Police troopers and two shirts belonging to a Salem County corrections officer.

Police want to warn the public that these are not full uniforms, and that any trooper approaching the public would have a uniform that includes a hat with a triangular badge and leather belts.

There have been no reports of anyone attempting to impersonate officers using this clothing, but State Police encourage citizens who encounter a trooper in uniform who is not accompanied by a marked State Police vehicle to call 911 if they are concerned about the authenticity of the trooper.

Anyone with information about the theft is encouraged to call Bridgeton Station at 856-451-0101.

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