Police in Jefferson Township are investigating a reported break-in at a local Dunkin’ Donuts.
Jefferson Township police received a call about a burglary at the Dunkin’ Donuts store on Route 15 in Jefferson Township, New Jersey. When police officers arrived at the scene, they saw indications that someone had pried open the store’s side door to gain entry.
According to police, both of the store’s cash registers were emptied by the burglars. Police also said that the burglars physically moved an ATM from the building before breaking into the machine and taking an undisclosed amount of cash.
The initial investigation at the scene was conducted by the Jefferson Township Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit, and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit.
Police continue to look into the alleged theft. At this time, no suspects have been identified.
If suspects are identified and apprehended, they could be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, burglary is usually classified as a third degree felony. A conviction for third degree burglary carries a potential sentence of 3–5 years in NJ State Prison.
To learn more about this incident, read the NJ.com article entitled “Burglars Steal ATM from Dunkin’ Donuts in Jefferson.”
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