A Newton New Jersey man and a Franklin New Jersey man face burglary charges after allegedly breaking into a residence in Franklin, NJ.
According to authorities, the 34-year-old Newton suspect and the 19-year-old Franklin suspect illegally entered a Franklin NJ house and stole property valued at more than $3,000. The stolen items reportedly included copper piping used for the house’s plumbing system.
The suspects allegedly gained access to the house by forcing open a window in the basement.
There were no injuries as a result of the burglary; the residents were not home when the suspects allegedly broke into the house. Local police were notified of the break-in after a caretaker of the home showed up the following day.
Franklin police investigated the burglary and eventually identified the suspects. Police officers located the suspects six days after the theft incident.
When police officers found the Newton NJ suspect, he reportedly said that he was a member of the Netas gang. Police located him on Main Street, which is near the home that was burglarized.
When Franklin police officers found the Franklin suspect, he allegedly had small amounts of heroin, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
The two suspects were arrested and charged with burglary and theft of movable property.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspects were transported to the Sussex County Jail in Newton, NJ. They are each being held at the correctional facility on $50,000 bail amounts.
For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Admitted Gang Member, Accomplice, Charged with Franklin Break-in, Police Say.”