Six people recently entered not guilty pleas to burglary charges in Bergen County Superior Court.
The six suspects, including five men and one woman, are accused of burglarizing approximately 30 homes throughout New Jersey, including Englewood and Closter, NJ. According to authorities, the suspects would work together in teams of three or four people when committing the break-ins, which occurred between July 2014 and November 2014.
The suspects allegedly targeted high-end residences. During a burglary in Boonton Township, the suspects reportedly got away with $500K in jewelry and other expensive items.
Police officers in several departments conducted an investigation that lasted nine months. Investigators eventually gathered enough evidence to arrest the suspects and charge them with a number of crimes, including burglary, theft of movable property, and money laundering.
Three of the suspects were able to secure their releases from police custody by posting bail. The other three suspects remain in police custody.
Now the suspects are fighting the burglary charges. They recently made appearances in Bergen County Superior Court in Hackensack NJ and said that they were innocent of the alleged crimes.
If the suspects are ultimately convicted on the charges of burglary, they face severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, burglary is typically classified as a third degree felony. A conviction on third degree burglary charges could lead to a sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison for each of the suspects.
To learn more about this case, go to the NorthJersey.com article entitled “Six Plead Not Guilty in N.J. Burglary Spree That Included Homes in Englewood, Closter.”