Bergenfield and Teaneck Man Arrested in Connection with Burglary
A Bergenfield NJ man was arrested after allegedly breaking into a local residence.
According to the resident of a home on Norfolk Street, the suspect forced his way through the front door. When the resident confronted the suspect, he reportedly darted off.
At that point, the suspect allegedly ran toward a vehicle and left the scene. PSE&G workers were in the area at the time; they reportedly saw the suspect get into the vehicle, which was being driven by another man.
The PSE&G workers provided police with a description of the vehicle. A short time later, police officers from the Teaneck Police Department spotted a vehicle matching the description on Forest Avenue in Teaneck.
The driver and the passenger were detained. After being identified by witnesses as the culprits in the burglary, the suspects were arrested.
The suspect who allegedly broke into the Bergenfield house has been identified as a 45-year-old Bergenfield man. The suspect who allegedly drove the getaway car has been identified as a 53-year-old Teaneck man.
The Bergenfield suspect has been charged with burglary and attempted theft. Meanwhile, the Teaneck suspect has been charged with complicity to commit burglary and complicity to commit theft.
If the suspects are convicted on the burglary charges, they could end up spending a significant amount of time behind bars. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, burglary is a third degree felony. This means that a burglary conviction is punishable by 3–5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and charged, the suspects were taken to the Bergen County Jail; they were each being held at the facility on $70,000 bail amounts.
For more information, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Bergenfield Man Chased off After Break-in Try, Police Say.”