A Jersey City man is accused of scheming at least two elderly women out of money at the Bayonne Stop & Shop this month, police said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Anthony Quick, 53, of Jersey City, was charged with theft by deception and criminal attempt theft by deception for two separate incidents, according to Police Capt. Janine Foy.
On May 6th, at approximately 1 p.m., an 84-year-old female was approached by Quick while in the Stop & Shop parking lot and “surreptitiously tampered with the victim’s car door rendering it unable to close” before offering to fix it for money, authorities said.
On May 19th, at about 1:19 p.m., a nearly identical crime occurred with a 73-year-old female, however, she suspected her door had been tampered with and called the police, officials said. As a result, Quick fled the scene.
Quick was detained by Jersey City police as the result of a BOLO stemming from the latter incident, taken into custody by Bayonne detectives in the area of West Side and Clinton Avenues around 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23rd, police said.
Foy added that authorities believe that Quick, also known as Anthony Valvano, committed similar crimes with additional victims.