A man stole an idling car in West Orange Jan. 24 and evaded police on Route 280 heading into Newark last week, police said.
According to West Orange police reports, the car, a white Infinity G37, was reported stolen from an Arverne Road residence at about 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 24.
The owner told police, he started his car in his driveway to warm up with the keys inside and doors unlocked. The owner told police he heard the car pull out of his driveway, before seeing it head east on Arverne Road.
West Orange police spotted the car on Northfield Avenue heading toward Route 280, officials said, but followed undetected behind the car and ran the license plate. When police attempted to pull the car over, the driver sped off.
Another officer pursued the Infinity on Whittingham Road entering Route 280 East, but the driver elluded police.
Police said the car was last seen exiting onto First Street in Newark heading South. Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate it, police said.