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Police: Online suitor stole N.J. woman’s car during first date

Gerald Tietz, 53, was arrested in Cherry Hill after allegedly stealing the car of a New Jersey woman he met on an online dating site. He also uses the aliases Gennaro Aladena and Mike Rossman, police said.

A man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a New Jersey woman's car last month after meeting her through an online dating site.

Gerald Tietz, 53, was taken into custody Saturday in Cherry Hill, according to a news release from the Waterford Township Police Department.

Tietz and the unnamed victim became acquainted online and decide to meet up in person Feb. 26, police said. He allegedly told her his name was Gennaro Aladena, and that he went by the nickname "Gooch."

At some point during the encounter, Tietz got ahold of the woman's car keys and took the vehicle without her permission, according to investigators.

Residents less than two weeks later spotted the car, a red 2007 Toyota Solara with vanity tags reading "Jrsygrl," and alerted authorities, leading to Tietz's arrest.

He remained imprisoned Sunday in the Camden County Jail.

Authorities asked that anyone who might have had contact with Tietz under any other alias, including the name Mike Rossman, call Waterford Township Police at 856-783-4900.