A elderly Tennessee woman who attended her niece's wedding in Ship Bottom is out
money, credit cards, identification and her passport after her car was
broken into while she was at the ceremony, Detective Michael Nash said.
The woman discovered the theft when she went to her car to retrieve something, he said.
The woman had problems getting a flight home without any identification and is now dealing with insurance and credit card companies, Nash said.
"That night, which should have been one to
treasure, a night filled with joy and laughter, was marred by the
selfish, senseless act perpetrated by these bad guys," he said.
Police released several photos of one of the suspects leaving a store.
"He is most likely not working alone," Nash said.
The story is even more poignant since the 26-year-old bride was supposed to be married last September, but was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and had to postpone her wedding, he said.
The bride went through months of chemotherapy and radiation and at one point, was not expected to survive. When she gradually recovered, she decided to go ahead with the wedding, Nash said.
who is from a low-to-middle income family from Tennessee, decided that
no matter how much it would cost them, she and her husband were going to
make the trip to New Jersey for the wedding," he said.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact Nash at 609-494-3055, ext 110 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All information will be keep confidential, Nash said.