Gloucester Township NJ police arrested a man accused of breaking into a parked car and stealing personal possessions.
The alleged theft incident occurred around 2:00 a.m. The Gloucester Township Police Department got a call from a local resident who reported seeing a suspicious man rummaging through a vehicle parked on the street in Gloucester Township, New Jersey. The caller reported seeing the suspect inside the motor vehicle and attempting to steal various items.
Gloucester Township police officers were dispatched to the area. When law enforcement showed up at the scene, the suspect reportedly spotted the cops and quickly fled in another car parked nearby.
The resident who dialed 911 in the first place was able to provide Gloucester Township cops with a detailed description of the suspect, as well as a description of the suspect’s getaway vehicle.
Gloucester Township police officers soon located the suspect in Deptford Township, NJ. He was subsequently placed under arrest without incident.
The suspect is a 19-year-old male who lives in the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township, New Jersey. He faces multiple criminal charges for theft of movable property and burglary.
If the suspect is convicted on the burglary charges, he would be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, burglary is typically classified as a third degree felony that carries a potential punishment of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was released from police custody on his own recognizance. He will have to return to Gloucester Township Municipal Court at a later date to address the criminal charges against him.
For further information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Resident Tip Leads to Arrest of Car Burglar, Cops Say.”