An attempt to break into an Audi R8 in the parking lot of a Main Street office building was thwarted when the car's owner saw the attempt through his office window and yelled at the man trying to get in his car, Chatham Borough police said.
The man who was trying to enter the vehicle Friday afternoon ran to a black Lexus in the same lot, 26 Main Street, and drove off, police spokesman Kevin O'Shea said in a news release Monday.
Police responded to the incident at 2:37 p.m. Friday, police said.
The car's owner and some of his co-workers ran to the parking lot and saw the suspect drive away in the Lexus, police said.
They took down the license plate, which police traced to a Lexus stolen from Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park earlier Friday, O'Shea said. Employees also saw a silver Mercedes speed out of the lot behind the Lexus, but they did not get the license plate.
Police said the suspect was described as a black male, 6 feet tall, and heavyset, and wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans, and a baseball cap worn backwards. Police said the description matches one for an individual who entered a Mercedes Benz in the same parking lot Wednesday, Sept. 11. In that incident, a man went through the glove box, but nothing was taken, according to police.