Police officers recently arrested a North Bergen man who reportedly stole a backpack from a restaurant worker in Fairview, NJ.
The theft incident allegedly happened a few weeks ago, but police only recently apprehended the theft suspect. According to law enforcement, the suspect unlawfully gained access to the stock room at El Trancazo restaurant on Fairview Avenue in Fairview, NJ. Once the suspect was inside the storage room, he reportedly stole a backpack that contained cash, a cell phone, and Beats headphones. The suspect also reportedly stole other valuables from the restaurant storage room.
The Fairview Police Department and the West New York Police Department worked together on the investigation and eventually identified the suspect. Detectives with both police departments later arrested the suspect.
The suspect is a 24-year-old man who lives on 92nd Street in North Bergen, New Jersey.
The suspect has been charged with multiple crimes, including burglary and theft of movable property. If he is eventually convicted on the charges of burglary, he would be subject to severe penalties. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2 classifies burglary as a third degree crime, meaning that the suspect could face a sentence of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the correctional facility on a $50,000 bail amount.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “North Bergen Man Stole Cash, Phone from Restaurant Employee: Police.”