Police in Franklin NJ arrested a mother and son accused of breaking into a local business on New Year’s Eve and burglarizing the store.
According to authorities, the suspects broke into Servpro after hours on New Year’s Eve. The business, a fire damage restoration service, is located on Munsonhurst Road in Franklin, NJ.
The suspects allegedly stole $15,000 worth of electronics, including laptops and tablets. The suspects also allegedly got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Franklin NJ police investigated the reported burglary. Investigators soon identified a 28-year-old Oak Ridge NJ man as a suspect in the case. Investigators determined that the suspect stole the electronics and then took them to his mother’s house in Oak Ridge, New Jersey.
Franklin NJ police arrested the male suspect; he has been charged with burglary. Meanwhile, police arrested the female suspect and issued criminal complaints for receiving stolen property and hindering apprehension.
If the male suspect is eventually convicted on the burglary charges, he could be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, burglary is a third degree criminal offense and carries a potential sentence of 3–5 years in NJ State Prison.
After being placed under arrest, the male suspect was transported to Sussex County Jail in Newton, New Jersey. He is being held at the facility on a $50,000 bail amount. The female suspect was released on her own recognizance shortly after being arrested.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Oak Ridge Mother and Son Face Charges Related to Franklin Break-in.”