The suspect has been accused of committing break-ins at six jewelry stores over a six-month period, with the last burglary occurring on December 6. The stores that the suspect allegedly burglarized and stole from were located in Denville, Flemington, Hopewell, Lawrence, Perth Amboy, and Raritan.
According to law enforcement, the suspect gained access to the stores before they opened for the day and stole expensive jewels and watches. The total value of the merchandise stolen from the jewelry stores reportedly approached $1 million.
Numerous law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and the Middlesex Prosecutor’s Office, worked together on the investigation. The suspect was finally apprehended last week.
The suspect, a 54-year-old Irvington NJ man, faces criminal charges for burglary and theft of movable property.
Two other men were also arrested in connection with the break-ins. The other suspects include a 35-year-old man from Union Township NJ and a 59-year-old man from Newark, New Jersey.
For more information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Trio Charged in 6 Jewelry Store Burglary Spree That Netted Nearly $1M.”