Would-be Samaritans help thief

PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) - August 21, 2012

The Samaritans were driving down West Front Street in Plainfield when they saw what appeared to be a man assaulting a woman early Monday.

But it turns out the man was walking down the street when he said the woman robbed him of about $400 in cash and a gold chain.

Public Safety Director Martin Hellwig tells the Courier News of Bridgewater the suspect ran off when the passing motorists intervened.

Investigators are using videotape to try to identify the suspect.

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