Two suspects allegedly committed home burglaries across Bergen County, New Jersey.
A 49-year-old Teaneck man and a 43-year-old Burlington man are accused of breaking into several homes in Bergen County NJ, including houses in Edgewater, Fort Lee, and River Edge.
Bergen County law enforcement spent a month investigating the break-ins and eventually linked the suspects to the burglaries.
Police made a breakthrough in the investigation when a resident called police to report seeing a suspicious car parked near the scene of one of the burglaries in Edgewater, NJ. Police then connected of the suspects to the vehicle registration.
Moreover, police in River Edge contacted Bergen County NJ investigators and said that the suspect was believed to have committed a break-in in the borough.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Burglary Task Force used the information as a basis to conduct surveillance on the suspect, which led them to the other suspect in the thefts.
Police officers covertly followed the two suspects as they drove around several high-income neighborhoods in Bergen County, New Jersey. Officials believe that the suspects were targeting the neighborhoods and plotting future burglaries.
Detectives approached the suspects when they were standing outside a house in Fort Lee. However, the suspects managed to get away by fleeing the scene on foot. A short time later, residents of a home on Westview Avenue reported a break-in and theft.
Fort Lee police officers eventually captured the suspects in Englewood, NJ. The suspects were arrested without further incident.
The suspects currently face charges for one count of burglary stemming from the Fort Lee break-in. However, it is expected that more criminal charges will be filed in the coming days.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “2 Arrested in Bergen County Burglary Probe, Prosecutor Says.”