Nutley New Jersey police recently arrested a Belleville NJ man accused of attempting to steal expensive jewelry from a family member’s home.
According to law enforcement, the 19-year-old suspect was caught trying to steal jewelry valued at roughly $10,000. The theft incident allegedly happened at a residence located on Vreeland Avenue in Nutley, NJ.
Not long after the alleged theft incident went down, the victim notified local law enforcement. Police officers arrived at the scene and conducted an investigation. Once police had enough information, they arrested the suspect.
The suspect has been charged with theft of movable property, burglary, and criminal mischief. Additionally, the suspect faces charges for terroristic threats because he allegedly tried to get out of his handcuffs and then verbally threatened one of the arresting officers.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted of theft of moveable property, he would be subject to severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3, anyone convicted of stealing property valued in excess of $500 can be sentenced to 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, New Jersey.
For additional information about this case, access NJ.com article entitled “Belleville Man Stole $10K in Jewelry, Broke Handcuffs, Police Say.”