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MEMBER OF THE JAMES BOND BURGLAR GANG ARRESTED AFTER ESCAPING FROM HALFWAY HOUSE

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of HAKEEM CHANCE (DOB: 04/21/1992; single; unemployed) of 197 James Street, Hackensack, NJ on an Escape charge. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

In 2014, HAKEEM CHANCE was sentenced to 17 years in New Jersey State Prison following convictions for multiple offenses, including Burglary, Eluding, and Aggravated Assault. In October 2019, CHANCE was remanded to a halfway house for the remainder of his sentence. CHANCE escaped from East Jersey State Harbor House Halfway House in March 2020 and was a fugitive from justice.

Detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations Squad located and arrested HAKEEM CHANCE on September 11, 2020, in North Bergen, NJ. He was charged with one count of Escape, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-5a, a 3rd degree crime. He was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending transfer to the New Jersey Department of Corrections.

Prosecutor Musella states that the charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. He would also like to thank the North Bergen Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.

5 thoughts on “MEMBER OF THE JAMES BOND BURGLAR GANG ARRESTED AFTER ESCAPING FROM HALFWAY HOUSE

  1. never judge a book by its cover…. really?

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  2. I guess Chance, ran out of chances!

  3. Prosecutor Musella states that the charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    Duh??? Jailed for 5 years.. In a half way house..on probation and it’s an accusation???? Sorry Musella.. You a problem…

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  4. I thought we were just letting criminals out of jail due to COVID….

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  5. How do you get sentence to 17 years and already be in a halfway house he should’ve been in prison at least 7-8 years before being eligible to go to a halfway house ! His crime was only a year ago? How does the Department of Correction make a mistake like that??????

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