Saddle Brook NJ police are looking into several recent home burglaries and are warning local residents to be on alert during the holidays.
The week before Christmas, Saddle Brook police got reports of four different burglaries at homes throughout the Bergen County township. All of the break-ins went down on the same night, leading investigators to believe that the burglaries were possibly committed by the same culprits.
The Saddle Brook Police Department has issued a press release stating that the locations of the burglaries were houses on Harrison Street, Saddle River Road, 2nd Street, and 8th Street. The suspects allegedly stole various items, including high-dollar electronics and other valuables.
When authorities initially investigated the burglary reports, they found signs of forced entries into each of the residences.
Saddle Brook police have yet to identify a suspect in any of the recent break-ins. If investigators are eventually able to identify and apprehend a suspect for the thefts, serious criminal charges for burglary would probably follow. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, burglary is usually classified as a third degree criminal offense. A conviction for third degree burglary could lead to a sentence of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
While police continue their ongoing investigation into the recent thefts, the Saddle Brook Police Department is advising local residents to “keep a vigilant watch for any suspicious persons, vehicles, and/or activities” in the area. Members of the public who notice suspicious individuals around local residences should not hesitate to call the police.
To learn more about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “4 Separate Home Burglaries Reported in One Day, Saddle Brook Police Say.”