Paramus NJ police arrested two New York men who allegedly burglarized a local business.
The Paramus Police Department got a call about a break-in at the T-Mobile store located at 255 Route 4 West in Paramus, New Jersey. The incident reportedly happened shortly before 2:00 a.m.
When officers showed up at the store, they saw that a rear window had been smashed at a building next door to the T-Mobile store.
Police officers conducted an investigation and discovered a 47-year-old man hiding in the ceiling above the vacant building. The suspect allegedly struggled and attempted to escape when police tried to arrest him; however, the officers eventually subdued him and placed him under arrest.
Police searched the cell phone store and observed that the suspect had probably cut a hole in a wall. Law enforcement believes that the hole was used by the suspects to get around the in-store security system.
After the suspects entered the store, they reportedly opened multiple safes and took an unspecified amount of cash. Additionally, the suspects allegedly stole hundreds of cell phones.
During the subsequent investigation, Paramus NJ police learned that at least one other individual may have been involved in the burglary and theft. Investigators eventually located a second suspect at an apartment in Yonkers, NY. Paramus police were assisted by Yonkers police when they apprehended and arrested the second suspect.
Both suspects were charged with a number of serious crimes, including burglary, theft of movable property, and possession of burglary tools. The first suspect was also charged with resisting arrest.
After being arrested and charged, the first suspect was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of a $25,000 bail amount. Meanwhile, the second suspect was about to be extradited from New York to New Jersey.
Police are asking for the public’s assistance with the investigation. Anyone with information about the theft or the suspects should get in touch with Paramus police at 201-262-3400.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “2 Charged in Paramus Burglary, Third Arrest Expected.”