Search Continues for Man After Social Media Helps Police Track Down 2 Teenage Jersey Shore Amusement Park Heist Suspects

Thanks to the public, two of the three suspects wanted for swiping a pricey item while vandalizing a beloved Jersey Shore amusement park were captured after returning to their South Jersey homes.

Clayton, Gloucester County, police helped North Wildwood Police snag 13- and 16-year-old boys wanted in connection with the July 11 incident at Morey’s Piers at 25th and the Boardwalk in North Wildwood.

North Wildwood Police said the two boys -- who weren't identified since they are minors -- and 23-year-old Leander Jarrell, also of Clayton, stole a computerized terminal cash register that is valued at $2,400. The suspects also damaged a pier security camera.

North Wildwood Police credited the release of surveillance images of the suspects with the identification of those allegedly involved.

The two juveniles were arrested in Clayton and charged with theft, criminal mischief and trespass then released into the custody of their parents. The search continued Wednesday for Jarrell who faces theft, using minors to commit a crime, criminal mischief and trespass once he is captured.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the North Wildwood Police Department at 609-522-2411.

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