Arrest of Amr A. Khodeer, age 24, of Somerville, New Jersey in relation to a stolen construction vehicle


Amr A. Khodeer

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. – Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives Francisco Roman Jr., and Bridgewater Township Chief of Police John B. Mitzak announced the arrest of Amr A. Khodeer, age 24, of Somerville, New Jersey in relation to a construction vehicle stolen on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, from the Borough of Somerville.

Prosecutor McDonald stated that on June 4, 2024, at approximately 2:15 p.m., Amr Khodeer was seen in the area of Union Street in Somerville, New Jersey. A short time later, a construction vehicle was taken from Union Street. The vehicle left the area at a high rate of speed and drove in a reckless manner, striking two motor vehicles, and a structure in Bridgewater Township before becoming disabled within the area of the Promenade Boulevard, Bridgewater, New Jersey. The driver of the vehicle then fled on foot and was apprehended by officers from the Bridgewater Township Police Department. 

The driver was identified as Amr Khodeer. The driver of one of the vehicles hit by Khodeer was transported to a local hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries sustained as a result of the motor vehicle accident. Khodeer was also transported to a local hospital for treatment.Detectives from the Bridgewater Township Police Department and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Investigation Unit responded to the scene to investigate.Prosecutor McDonald stated as a result of this investigation, on June 4, 2024, Amr Khodeer was arrested and charged with 3rd degree Theft of a Motor Vehicle and served with numerous motor vehicle summonses. Upon release from the hospital, defendant Khodeer will be lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing in this matter. 

Prosecutor McDonald would like to thank members of the Somerville Police Department for their assistance with this investigation which remains on-going. Prosecutor McDonald, Chief Roman and Chief Mitzak request anyone with information relating to the stolen vehicle to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100 or the Bridgewater Township Police Department at (908) 722-4111 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. 

Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports, and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential. NOTE: The charges are merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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