NJ Men Arrested, Charged with Burglary in Fort Lee, New Jersey
Two men have been accused of burglarizing homes throughout Bergen County, New Jersey.
A 49-year-old man from Teaneck NJ and a 43-year-old man from Burlington NJ allegedly broke into and stole from several residences in Bergen County New Jersey, including houses in and River Edge, Edgewater, and Fort Lee.
Bergen County authorities investigated the break-ins for a month and eventually found evidence linking the suspects to the thefts.
While conducting the investigation, law enforcement received a tip from a resident who saw a suspicious vehicle parked near a home that was burglarized in Edgewater NJ. Investigators ran a vehicle check and were able to connect one of the suspects to the break-in.
Additionally, River Edge NJ police reached out to Bergen County investigators and told them that the suspect also committed a burglary in River Edge.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Burglary Task Force later conducted surveillance on the suspect. Police also followed the two suspects as they drove through different high-income neighborhoods in Bergen County.
At one point, Bergen County detectives approached the suspects while they were standing outside a Fort Lee NJ home. The suspects fled the scene on foot and allegedly committed a burglary at a residence on Westview Avenue a short time later.
The suspects were eventually apprehended in Englewood, New Jersey.
The suspects have been charged with one count of burglary stemming from the Fort Lee theft. Authorities expect to file additional criminal charges in the coming days.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “2 Arrested in Bergen County Burglary Probe, Prosecutor Says.”