Two New York men have been indicted for allegedly committing 65 burglaries across Essex County and Middlesex County, NJ.
According to prosecutors, the suspects committed all of the thefts between December 12, 2013 and August 18, 2014. During that time, the suspects reportedly got away with cash and jewelry valued at more than $850,000.
The suspects, a 33-year-old male and a 50-year-old male who are both from the Bronx, allegedly burglarized 65 homes and businesses in East Brunswick, Edison, Livingston, Milltown, North Brunswick, Old Bridge, Piscataway, South Brunswick, and South Plainfield.
Authorities investigated the burglaries and eventually got enough evidence to arrest the suspects. The suspects were then charged with numerous counts of burglary and theft by unlawful taking.
The suspects were also charged with resisting arrest because they reportedly attempted to flee police officers when they were captured on August 19, 2014.
Additionally, one of the suspects was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon because police officers allegedly discovered him in possession of a .22-caliber handgun at the time of his arrest.
The suspects will face the charges at trial now that a Middlesex County grand jury has indicted them on 142 criminal counts.
After the indictment was handed down, the suspects were taken to the Middlesex County Jail.
The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office is actively investigating the alleged burglaries. Investigators have asked that anyone with information about the suspects or the thefts contact Middlesex County prosecutors at 732-745-3300.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “N.Y. Burglars Hit 65 Homes in Middlesex, Essex, Prosecutor Says.”