Two Men Accused of Burglary Spree in Fort Lee, Elsewhere in Bergen County, NJ
Two men have been accused of committing home burglaries throughout Bergen County, NJ.
A 49-year-old Teaneck NJ man and a 43-year-old Burlington NJ man allegedly broke into a number of residences in Bergen County, including homes in Fort Lee, River Edge, and Edgewater.
Law enforcement spent an entire month investigating the burglaries and eventually linked the suspects to the break-ins.
Investigators caught a break in the case when a resident reported seeing a suspicious vehicle parked near the scene of a burglary in Edgewater, New Jersey. Police were able to connect one of the suspects to the vehicle’s registration.
Additionally, police in River Edge NJ contacted Bergen County investigators and told them that the suspect was believed to have committed a theft in the borough.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Burglary Task Force conducted surveillance on the suspect, which led them to the other suspect in the burglaries.
Police later followed the two suspects as they drove through a number of high-income neighborhoods in Bergen County. Authorities believe that the suspects were targeting the areas.
Law enforcement approached the suspects when they were outside a home in Fort Lee NJ. However, the suspects got away when they fled the scene on foot. A short time later, residents of a house on Westview Avenue reported a burglary.
Fort Lee police eventually caught the suspects in Englewood, New Jersey. They were placed under arrest without further incident.
At this time, the suspects have only been charged with one count of burglary for the Fort Lee break-in. However, authorities expect more criminal charges to be filed in the coming days.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “2 Arrested in Bergen County Burglary Probe, Prosecutor Says.”