Bergen County burglary task force caps 6-month investigation with five arrests
MARCH 18, 2015, 5:25 PM LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015, 8:48 AM
BY STEFANIE DAZIO
STAFF WRITER |
A Bergen County task force has solved more than 40 burglaries in Bergen and Monmouth counties after a six-month investigation, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.
Authorities said three different groups of suspects are responsible for the crimes. Five men were arrested in February and officials recovered hundreds of suspected stolen proceeds, including guns, jewelry, electronics, collectables, antique coins, cellphones and a safe.
“This is one of the largest recoveries of stolen proceeds in recent years,” Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said in a news release.
So far, the men have been linked to 42 residential burglaries, including ones in Allendale, Englewood, Franklin Lakes, Fairfield, Fair Lawn, Hillsdale, Mahwah, Nutley, Oakland, Oceanport, Old Tappan, Parsippany, Pearl River, N.Y., Ridgewood, River Edge, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River, Tinton Falls, Totowa, Verona, Waldwick, Washington Township and Woodcliff Lake.
More charges are anticipated as detectives try to find the owners of the recovered items, the release said.