YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: In the middle of National Library Card Sign-Up Month, employees at the Teaneck Library helped police crack a series of thefts over the past three weeks.
Detectives went to the library after getting the 5 p.m. call last night that the primary suspect was back, Police Chief Robert Wilson said this afternoon.
There they saw township resident Warren Morgan, 19, acting suspiciously, so they stopped him on his way out, the chief said.
Morgan was brought to headquarters, interviewd and charged with three thefts — as well as one that library staff and police initially didn’t know about, Wilson said.
Sept. 7: Man tells police his iPad was either lost or stolen while he was at the library that day.
Sept. 16: Police respond to a report of a stolen iPhone. A suspect is described as black and wearing glasses, a grey hooded sweatshirt and khaki-colored pants.
Sept. 19: A woman tells police her Mac laptop was taken after she left it unattended for a cople of minutes. A suspect spotted in the area was described as black male, 20-25 years old, about 6 feet tall and wearing a white shirt.
Police recovered the stolen iPhone and were working on retrieving the other items, Wilson said.
Morgan, meanwhile, was charged with several counts of theft, issued a summons to appear in Municipal Court on Oct. 3 and released.
MUGSHOT: Courtesy TEANECK PD