Bogota New Jersey law enforcement recently arrested a North Carolina man who allegedly stole handguns while being paid to help someone move.
The suspect is a 38-year-old male from Wilmington, North Carolina and reportedly worked as a moving man for an individual who was changing residences in Bogota, New Jersey. According to law enforcement, the suspect stole personal property, including three handguns, during the move.
The victim contacted Bogota NJ police after realizing that his personal property had gone missing. Detectives with the Bogota Police Department conducted an investigation into the alleged theft crime and reportedly discovered the suspect in possession of the stolen handguns. Police officers allegedly found the suspect carrying one of the stolen guns in a waistband, while the other weapons were reportedly found in a truck parked outside a residence located on River Road in Bogota, NJ.
The suspect was arrested and charged with several weapons offenses, including unlawful possession of a weapon and illegal possession of a handgun. Moreover, the suspect was charged with theft of movable property because the guns did not belong to him.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Moving Man Stole Handguns During Move, Cops Say.”