Burglary Suspect Captured in Elmwood Park, New Jersey
A man from Hopatcong New Jersey man was arrested in Elmwood Park on burglary charges, but he was later released from jail. Now authorities believe that the suspect may have committed another burglary.
The suspect, a 34-year-old Hopatcong resident, reportedly impersonated a public works employee and donned a vest to get near the targeted homes. The suspect would allegedly peer inside the residences and then break in through a door or window if nobody was home.
According to law enforcement officials, the suspect broke into houses located in six NJ towns, including Elmwood Park, Pompton Lakes, Morris Township, Hopatcong, Wayne, and Byram.
Authorities eventually found the suspect in Elmwood Park and placed him under arrest on February 10, 2017. The suspect was subsequently handed over to the custody of Hopatcong NJ police and charged with several counts of burglary and at least one count of illegal drug possession.
However, the suspect did not remain behind bars for long. He was soon released from jail, only to allegedly commit another burglary.
For more information, view the NJ.com article, “Cops Issue Warning After Man Accused of Burglaries in 7 Towns Is Released.”