Bloomfield NJ Man Allegedly Burglarized, Stole from Strip Mall in Paramus, New Jersey
The suspect is accused of breaking into the strip mall stores just after 7:00 p.m. on July 6. The strip mall, which is located on Route 17 southbound, is a popular site for residents of Paramus, New Jersey. The suspect allegedly broke into SuperJuice Nation and Supercuts by smashing doors at the front of the stores. The suspect also may have broken into the PetValu store, although employees at the pet supply shop did not report anything missing.
After allegedly entering the stores after hours, the suspect is believed to have opened the cash registers and stolen a total of approximately $3,000. The suspect also allegedly took a safe from inside the SuperJuice Nation building.
Paramus NJ police were able to get store surveillance footage showing the suspect as he allegedly committed the burglaries. Paramus police sent images of the suspect to law enforcement agencies throughout New Jersey, which led to a Madison NJ police officer recognizing the suspect as a person of interest in crimes that were committed in Madison, New Jersey.
Newark NJ police later apprehended the suspect for unrelated criminal activity. When Paramus police learned of the suspect’s arrest in Newark, Paramus detectives went to Essex County and interviewed him. According to officials, the suspect admitted to Paramus police that he committed the strip mall burglaries and thefts.
The suspect, who hails from Bloomfield NJ, faces criminal charges for burglary, attempted burglary, and theft of movable property.
After being arrested, the suspect was moved to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, NJ. He was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of a $10K bail amount.
To learn more about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Bloomfield Man Arrested in Paramus Burglaries, Police Say.”