New York Men Reportedly Busted for Burglary of T-Mobile Store in Paramus, New Jersey
Paramus police recently arrested two New York men accused of committing a burglary at a local store.
The Paramus Police Department received an alert about a possible break-in at the T-Mobile store on Route 4 West in Paramus, NJ. The theft incident reportedly occurred around 2:00 a.m.
When Paramus officers got to the store, they noticed that a rear window had been smashed open at building next to the T-Mobile store.
Police investigated and came across a 47-year-old man hiding in the ceiling above the vacant next-door building. According to authorities, the suspect struggled with police when they attempted to arrest him; however, the officers were eventually able to get him in handcuffs.
Police conducted a search of the cell phone store and saw that the suspect probably gained access to the store by creating a hole in a wall. Officials believe that the hole allowed the suspects to subvert the store’s security system.
After the suspects got inside the store, they allegedly cracked open a number of safes and made off with an unspecified amount of money. Additionally, the suspects allegedly took hundreds of cell phones.
Paramus NJ police investigated and learned that one other person, and possibly more, may have assisted with the illegal break-in. Investigators were able to locate a second suspect at a Yonkers, NY apartment. Paramus police and Yonkers police joined forces to capture and arrest the second suspect.
The suspects were subsequently charged with multiple criminal offenses, including burglary, theft of movable property, and possession of burglary tools. Additionally, the first suspect was charged with resisting arrest for allegedly trying to escape when police first confronted him.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the first suspect was transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the jail on a $25,000 bail amount.
Meanwhile, the second suspect was awaiting extradition from New York to New Jersey, where he will likely be remanded to the Bergen County Jail as well.
Police have asked members of the public to help with the investigation. Anyone who has useful information about the burglary or the suspects should contact Paramus police at 201-262-3400.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “2 Charged in Paramus Burglary, Third Arrest Expected.”