Bloomfield Police Nab Accused Porch Pirate From East Orange

Authorities in Bloomfield nabbed a 27-year-old man who they say stole packages from two local homes.

Cesar Pagan Torres

Cesar Pagan Torres

Photo Credit: Bloomfield PD

Cesar Pagan Torres, of East Orange, was arrested on May 19 in connection with the incidents, Bloomfield Public Safety Director Samuel DeMaio said.

A Chester Avenue (Bloomfield) resident saw a man take a package from his front porch via surveillance video on May 18 around 6:45 p.m., DeMaio said.

The video showed a thin white male wearing a black hat, dark colored hooded sweatshirt, riding a red bicycle, police said. The package contained bathing suits valued at $80, police said.

Earlier that day, a resident had two packages stolen from his North 13th Street porch. Those packages were delivered at 11:29 a.m. and 11:57 a.m., police said.

Surveillance video showed a light skin male, riding a red bicycle wearing a black and gray jacket, black sneakers, and a black hat with a gold sticker on the brim, police said. He walked up onto the porch and steal both packages. 

Pagan-Torres was identified as the thief in both incidents and arrested the following day, police said.

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