Teaneck Man Allegedly Committed Burglaries at Businesses in Fort Lee, New Jersey
Police in Fort Lee New Jersey recently arrested a man who allegedly committed several commercial burglaries and brandished a machete while walking in the borough.
According to officials, someone called the Fort Lee Police Department to notify authorities of a man carrying a handgun while walking around the parking lot of a Route 4 motel.
Police officers were dispatched to the scene and allegedly encountered the suspect in the motel parking lot. A Fort Lee detective announced his presence and identified himself as a law enforcement officer. However, the suspect allegedly disregarded the detective and then appeared to prepare himself for a physical altercation.
Beyond that, police indicated that the suspect likely posed a threat because he refused to remove his hands from his pockets when asked to do so by police officers.
As soon as the suspect allegedly attempted to remove an item from his waistband, police officers approached the suspect and restrained him.
Fort Lee NJ police then conducted a search of the suspect and allegedly found him to be carrying an 18-inch machete. Police officers also allegedly found the suspect with a number of items that had been reported stolen by burglary victims in Fort Lee, NJ.
The 24-year-old suspect, who is from Teaneck, was arrested without further incident. He faces a number of criminal charges, including five counts of burglary and several weapons offenses.
After the suspect was placed under arrest and charged, he was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. The suspect was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Anyone who has useful information about the suspect or the burglaries should get reach out to Fort Lee NJ detectives at 201-592-3510.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Man Carrying Machete Charged in Burglaries, Police Say.”