A Hopatcong New Jersey man accused of burglarizing residences located across New Jersey was arrested in Elmwood Park, NJ. However, the suspect was later released from jail, only to then allegedly commit another burglary.
The suspect is a 34-year-old man from Hopatcong, New Jersey. According to officials, the suspect impersonated a public works employee by wearing a safety vest so that he could get close to the targeted homes without raising any suspicions. The suspect would look inside the houses and decide to break in if nobody was home.
The suspect reportedly burglarized homes located in at least six NJ towns, including Elmwood Park, Pompton Lakes, Morris Township, Hopatcong, Wayne, and Byram.
Elmwood Park cops eventually captured the suspect on February 10, 2017. The suspect was then transferred to the custody of Hopatcong NJ law enforcement and charged with several counts of burglary and illegal drug possession.
The suspect was later released from police custody and then allegedly burglarized yet another house in Morris Township, NJ. As a result, the Hopatcong Police Department has issued a warning to the public and asked for help in locating the suspect.
For additional information, read the NJ.com article, “Cops Issue Warning After Man Accused of Burglaries in 7 Towns Is Released.”