A man already serving time in NJ State Prison for committing burglaries in Bergen County faces new charges for allegedly committing two other burglaries in Teaneck, New Jersey.
The 39-year-old suspect, who hailed from North Carolina, was placed under arrest by Teaneck NJ police officers on October 20, 2014. The suspect was apprehended in Englewood NJ after committing a string of burglaries in the area.
When he was captured, the suspect reportedly had several stolen items in his car. According to law enforcement, the stolen goods included expensive jewelry, coins, and several electronic devices like a 60-inch television.
After the suspect received a sentence of 4-years in state prison for the burglaries, police continued to investigate. Authorities eventually linked the suspect to two more break-ins in Teaneck, NJ.
Investigators were able to connect the suspect to the break-ins by using forensic evidence from one burglary site.
As a result of the new evidence in the cases, the suspect was subsequently charged with multiple counts of burglary and theft of movable property. The suspect was also charged with criminal mischief because he allegedly caused damage to one of the homes by cutting through the walls to steal copper pipes.
According to officials, the suspect could face even more criminal charges if investigators can link him to any other burglaries or thefts in Bergen County, NJ.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Burglar Serving Time Charged with Two More Break-ins.”