Fort Lee Police Arrest Teaneck NJ Man Accused of Committing Several Burglaries, Carrying Machete
Fort Lee NJ police recently arrested a man accused of using a machete while committing multiple burglaries of businesses throughout the borough.
According to authorities, Fort Lee police received a report of a man carrying a gun in the parking lot of a motel located along Route 4 in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
Police officers responded to the scene and reportedly found the suspect walking in the motel parking lot. A Fort Lee detective identified himself as a police officer, but the suspect did not respond. Instead, the suspect allegedly circled around the detective and appeared poised to fight.
Additionally, police said that the suspect refused to remove his hands from his pockets. The police officers instructed the suspect to show his hands, but he allegedly failed to do so.
When the suspect allegedly placed his hands on his waistband, police moved in and grabbed him.
Fort Lee police subsequently frisked the suspect and allegedly found him in possession of an 18-inch machete with a black handle. Police also reportedly discovered several items that had been stolen in five commercial burglaries in Fort Lee, NJ. Law enforcement did not find a handgun on the suspect.
The 24-year-old suspect, who lives in Teaneck New Jersey, was placed under arrest and charged with multiple crimes, including five counts of burglary and various weapons offenses.
After the suspect was arrested and processed, he was transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail in lieu of a $50K bail amount.
Anyone who has information about the suspect or the alleged burglaries should contact Fort Lee detectives at 201-592-3510.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Man Carrying Machete Charged in Burglaries, Police Say.”