Homeless man stole food delivery car in New Brunswick, police say

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A homeless man stole a car during a Sunday night food delivery in New Brunswick, police said. The car was forcibly taken down Bishop Street between Neilson and George streets.

At 5:40 p.m., a man, later identified as Natanel Azulay, 31, identified by police as transient or homeless, approached a gray 2000 Toyota Camry operating a food delivery service.

A man and a woman, both from Edison, were inside. Police say he forcefully pushed them out of the vehicle when they pulled over to make a delivery. No weapons were shown and no injuries were reported. The man drove off in the stolen car to Neilson Street.

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New Brunswick police reported the incident and issued a statewide BOLO (be on the lookout) for the stolen car. Hours later Sunday evening, New Jersey State Police said they found the car and the suspect on the turnpike near Exit 3 in Camden County.

Azulay was arrested by state police and charged with escape, harboring and resisting arrest. He has also been charged by New Brunswick Police with carjacking, burglary, attempted robbery, motor vehicle theft and common assault.

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He is currently being held in Camden County Jail.

In a completely separate crime, three cars were stolen from Rutgers Livingston’s campus yellow lot last Thursday, March 31, according to Rutgers Campus Police. The three cars were parked in a parking lot at 85 Rockafeller Road in Piscataway and the thefts are believed to have taken place between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. last Thursday.

The cars were parked and locked when they were stolen. One of the cars has since been recovered by a local police department.

The descriptions of the authors of these three thefts are limited at this time.

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