Teen Used Stolen Trooper SUV, Guns to Rob Drivers: Police

What to Know

  • Weapons, uniforms and an SUV belonging to New Jersey State Police were used in robberies
  • Police arrested a 17-year-old; they say he stole the items from a trooper's home and used them to rob drivers
  • He faces numerous charges, including burglary and robbery

A 16-year-old boy stole an unmarked police SUV from a trooper's home last weekend and used it to rob drivers and steal gas from a service station, state police say. 

The teen was arrested Wednesday on numerous counts, including burglary, robbery and impersonating a police officer. His name wasn't released due to his age.

Two issued weapons inside the SUV when it was stolen Sunday were recovered. It's unclear if a stolen uniform was also recovered. 

Police say the teen stopped a truck driver Sunday morning and tried unsuccessfully to make the driver pay a speeding fine. He later stopped two other vehicles and stole money from those drivers.

The teen also allegedly fueled the SUV at a gas station and left without paying.

Police have no attorney information for the teenager.

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