Police in Nutley New Jersey arrested an adult male and a juvenile who allegedly committed more than a dozen car burglaries in the township.
The suspects allegedly carried out the burglary spree over the course of a couple of days. The burglary spree came to an end around 6:40 a.m. when Nutley police officers captured the suspects near the intersection of Vreeland Avenue and Hillside Avenue in Nutley, NJ. Local residents who saw the suspects walking on the street and acting suspiciously dialed 911 and contacted the Nutley Police Department, which immediately dispatched officers to the area.
When Nutley NJ cops arrived at the scene, they allegedly found the suspects walking away from a parked car that had been burglarized. A subsequent search of the suspects reportedly turned up a number of items that had been stolen from vehicles in the area.
Nutley detectives conducted an investigation and interviewed the suspects. The detectives eventually determined that the suspects had committed at least 18 car burglaries over a single weekend in Nutley, Bloomfield, East Rutherford, and North Arlington.
The 19-year-old adult suspect is from Passaic NJ, while the 16-year-old juvenile suspect is said to be from Elmwood Park, New Jersey.
The suspects have been charged with numerous crimes, including burglary and theft of movable property.
After being arrested and charged, the adult suspect was remanded to the Essex County Jail in Newark, NJ. He was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of a $50,000 bail amount. Meanwhile, the minor suspect was taken to the Essex County youth facility.
The Nutley NJ chief of police issued a statement in which he praised the arresting officers and also lauded local residents who contacted authorities after noticing the suspects committing the car break-ins.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Teens Burglarized Dozens of Cars, Nutley Cops Say.”