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Wedding Visit Marred By Car Burglary In Ship Bottom

Police believe more than one person is responsible for theft

Courtesy of Ship Bottom Police Department
Courtesy of Ship Bottom Police Department

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.

"Our victim, 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 mnash@shipbottom.org.

All information will be keep confidential, Nash said.


Pattie Romano August 29, 2013 at 09:45 AM
not thrilled at all with what is going on lately in our beautiful towns- I blame these builders for bringing in rif raf and not vetting these contractors
Grunt August 29, 2013 at 01:45 PM
So "rif raf" is what you call hard working people? What makes you so self righteous? I see the words of a small minded person with big personal issues.
Xavier August 29, 2013 at 01:52 PM
At least they have some decent photos of him. Hopefully, someone will recognize him.
Proud Pappa August 29, 2013 at 08:23 PM
UNREAL.. what slimeballs.. Can everyone who reads this possibly put it on their social media page...facebook..twitter..instagram.... lets plaster this slimes picture all over in hopes of someone recognizing him..
Janice Drew August 29, 2013 at 10:38 PM
What time was this actually posted? It says 3:08am Aug 29... I was wondering where it happened in Ship Bottom. The pic looks like CVS, but where was the wedding at which the car was broken into?

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