Already-Incarcerated Suspect Accused of Committing Burglaries in Teaneck, New Jersey
A man who was already behind bars for committing burglaries in Bergen County NJ faces more criminal charges for allegedly burglarizing homes in Teaneck, New Jersey.
The 39-year-old suspect, who used to live in North Carolina, was apprehended by Teaneck NJ police officers in October 2014. The suspect was tracked down in Englewood NJ after committing a string of break-ins and thefts of homes in the area.
When he was placed under arrest, the suspect allegedly had many of the stolen items in his motor vehicle. According to police, the stolen items included jewelry, coins, and numerous electronic devices such as a 60-inch television.
The suspect was eventually sentenced to a term of incarceration of 4 years in New Jersey State Prison. Despite the conviction, law enforcement continued to investigate the suspect. Now the continued investigation has paid off: police recently linked the suspect to more burglaries in Teaneck, New Jersey.
Investigators used forensic evidence from the site of one of the burglaries to implicate the suspect.
The suspect is now subject to additional criminal charges for burglary and theft of movable property. The suspect has also been charged with criminal mischief for allegedly causing damage to one of the residences by cutting through the walls to take copper pipes.
According to Bergen County prosecutors, more criminal charges could be pending if investigators can connect the suspect to more burglaries or thefts in Bergen County.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Burglar Serving Time Charged with Two More Break-ins.”