Two NY men were recently indicted for allegedly committing 65 burglaries throughout Essex County and Middlesex County, New Jersey.
According to Middlesex County prosecutors, the suspects committed the thefts between December 12, 2013 and August 18, 2014. During that time, the suspects allegedly stole cash and jewelry valued in excess of $850,000.
The suspects, a 33-year-old man and a 50-year-old man from Bronx NY, allegedly burglarized 65 residences and businesses in East Brunswick, Edison, Livingston, Milltown, North Brunswick, Old Bridge, Piscataway, South Brunswick, and South Plainfield.
Law enforcement investigated the suspects and eventually placed them under arrest. The suspects were subsequently charged with multiple counts of burglary and theft by unlawful taking.
Additionally, the suspects were charged with resisting arrest because they allegedly tried to flee police when they were apprehended on August 19, 2014.
One of the suspects was also charged with unlawful possession of a weapon because police reportedly found him with a .22-caliber handgun at the time of his arrest.
The suspects are set to face the charges at trial now that a Middlesex County grand jury has indicted them on 142 counts.
After being indicted, the suspects were transported to the Middlesex County Jail.
Authorities have asked for the public’s assistance with the follow-up investigation. Anyone who has information about the suspects or the alleged thefts should call Middlesex County NJ prosecutors at 732-745-3300.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “N.Y. Burglars Hit 65 Homes in Middlesex, Essex, Prosecutor Says.”